Meaning of AQUEDUCT in English


/ak"wi dukt'/ , n.

1. Civ. Eng.

a. a conduit or artificial channel for conducting water from a distance, usually by means of gravity.

b. a bridgelike structure that carries a water conduit or canal across a valley or over a river.

2. Anat. a canal or passage through which liquids pass.

[ aqueductus aquae ductus a drawing off of water. See AQUA, DUCT ]

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