n.1.A cistern or vault at the point where a street gutter discharges into a sewer, to catch bulky matters which would not pass readily through the sewer.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The company's decorative drain covers add unexpected sculptural detailing to areas that are largely overlooked: standardize "trench" or catch-basin drains typically found in patios and driveways or around swimming pools.
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