catchdrain definition

  • noun:
    • A ditch or deplete over the side of a hill or channel, to get the surface water.
    • A ditch or empty across the side of a hill to get the top water; also, a ditch beside a canal to catch the surplus liquid.
    • A drain along the side of a canal or other conduit to capture the surplus water.
    • A drain operating along sloping ground to catch and express water moving over the area.
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