Meaning of TROUGH in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈtrȯf, ˈtrȯth, by bakers often ]

ˈtrō noun

( plural troughs ˈtrȯfs, ˈtrȯvz; ˈtrȯths, ˈtrȯ(th)z; ˈtrōz)

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English trog; akin to Old High German trog trough, Old English trēow tree, wood — more at tree

Date: before 12th century


a. : a long shallow often V-shaped receptacle for the drinking water or feed of domestic animals

b. : any of various domestic or industrial containers


a. : a conduit, drain, or channel for water ; especially : a gutter along the eaves of a building

b. : a long and narrow or shallow channel or depression (as between waves or hills) ; especially : a long but shallow depression in the bed of the sea — compare trench

3. : the minimum point of a complete cycle of a periodic function: as

a. : an elongated area of low barometric pressure

b. : the low point in a business cycle

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