Meaning of CONDUIT in English


con ‧ duit /ˈkɒndjuət, ˈkɒndjuɪt, -dɪt $ ˈkɑːnduət/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: Latin conductus ; ⇨ ↑ conduct 1 ]

1 . technical a pipe or passage through which water, gas, a set of electric wires etc passes

2 . formal a connection between two things that allows people to pass ideas, news, money, weapons, drugs etc from one place to another

conduit for

Drug traffickers have used the country as a conduit for shipments to the U.S.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.