water well

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water well

[′wȯd·ər ‚wel]
(civil engineering)
A well sunk to extract water from a zone of saturation.

well, wellhole

well, 1: W
1. The clear vertical space about which a stair turns; a stairwell.
2. The open vertical space between walls in which a stair or elevator is constructed.
3. Any enclosed space of small area but of considerable height, as an air shaft. well, 4.See bored well, dug well, etc.
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We have always raised the matter of random well digging," he said, "but no one would listen and the result is the present situation in Aden.
He added that in order to reduce the costs of digging wells and to avoid the empty promises of the well digging companies, the farmers dig wells on their own, but they cannot dig to the depth of 1,000 feet.
Well digging in consolidated rock such as granite, basalt, or limestone presented a more laborious challenge in removing material and probably was attempted only after the development of metal tools.