A channel for conveying fluids; esp., a gutter.
Other Word Forms of Trough
Origin of Trough
From Old English trog, from Proto-Germanic *trugÄ…, *trugaz (compare West Frisian trôch, Dutch trog, Swedish trÃ¥g), from Proto-Indo-European *dru-kó (compare Middle Irish drochta (“wooden basin"), Old Armenian Õ¿Õ¡Ö€Õ£Õ¡Õ¬ (targal, “ladle, spoon"), enlargement of *dóru (“tree")). More at tree.
Middle English from Old English trog deru- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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