center-pivot irrigation

center-pivot irrigation

[sen-ter-piv-uht]
noun
a method of irrigation, used mainly in the western U.S., in which water is dispersed through a long, segmented arm that revolves about a deep well and covers a circular area from a quarter of a mile to a mile in diameter.

Origin:
1970–75

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