catch-basin

catch basin

noun
a receptacle, located where a street gutter opens into a sewer, designed to retain matter that would not readily pass through the sewer.

Origin:
1870–75

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catch basin
 
n
(US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): catch pit a pit in a drainage system in which matter that might otherwise block a sewer is collected so that it may periodically be removed

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