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weep hole

noun, Building Trades.
a hole in a sill, retaining wall, or the like for draining off accumulated moisture, as from condensation or seepage.
Origin of weep hole
1850-55; alteration of weeping-hole Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for weep hole
  • Never install the weep hole in the bottom of the catch basin barrel.
  • The hydrant must be opened completely or water will escape through the hydrant's weep hole.
  • Furnish with weep hole and angle valve access covers.

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