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basin Idioms & Phrases


catch-basin

Catch"-ba`sin noun
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  1. A cistern or vault at the point where a street gutter discharges into a sewer, to oatch bulky matters which would not pass readly throught the sewer. Knight.
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catchment basin

  • noun the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet
    catchment basin; watershed; catchment area; basin; drainage area; drainage basin.
    • flood control in the Missouri basin
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detention basin

  • noun a storage site (such as a small reservoir) that delays the flow of water downstream
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donets basin

  • noun an industrial region in the Ukraine
    Donbass; Donbas.
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drainage basin

  • noun the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet
    catchment basin; watershed; catchment area; basin; drainage area; drainage basin.
    • flood control in the Missouri basin
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emesis basin

  • noun a basin used by bedridden patients for vomiting
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retention basin

  • noun a storage site similar to a detention basin but the water in storage is permanently obstructed from flowing downstream
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river basin

  • noun the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet
    catchment basin; watershed; catchment area; basin; drainage area; drainage basin.
    • flood control in the Missouri basin
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slop basin

  • noun a bowl into which the dregs of teacups and coffee cups are emptied at the table
    slop bowl.
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Slop basin, ∨ Slop bowl

  • a basin or bowl for holding slops, especially for receiving the rinsings of tea or coffee cups at the table.
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Tidal basin

  • noun a basin that is full of water at high tide
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  • a dock that is filled at the rising of the tide.
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Venus's basin

  • (Bot.), the wild teasel; so called because the connate leaf bases form a kind of receptacle for water, which was formerly gathered for use in the toilet. Also called Venus's bath.
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wash-hand basin

  • noun a basin for washing the hands (`wash-hand basin' is a British expression)
    washbasin; washbowl; lavabo; handbasin.
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