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invert

1. Psychiatry
a. a person who adopts the role of the opposite sex
b. another word for homosexual
2. Architect
a. the lower inner surface of a drain, sewer, etc.
b. an arch that is concave upwards, esp one used in foundations

invert

[′in‚vərt]
(civil engineering)
The floor or bottom of a conduit.

invert

invert
In plumbing, the lowest point or the lowest inside surface of a channel, conduit, drain, pipe, or sewer pipe.
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It was how Mike Smith did his regular inverts, but it looked so unique that it became his own trick (in the same way he "accidentally" made up Smith grinds.