water inch

water-inch

[waw-ter-inch, wot-er-]
noun Hydraulics.
the quantity of water (approx. 500 cubic feet) discharged in 24 hours through a circular opening of one inch diameter leading from a reservoir in which the water is constantly only high enough to cover the orifice.

Origin:
1850–55

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