Catch-basin definition

A receptacle at the entrance to a sewer designed to keep out large or obstructive matter.
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A reservoir for collecting surface drainage or runoff.
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A sievelike device at the entrance to a sewer to stop matter that could block up the sewer.
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A cistern or vault at the point where a street gutter discharges into a sewer, to catch bulky matter that would not pass readily through the sewer.

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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of catch-basin - catchbasin

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
catch-basin
Plural:
catch-basins