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catch basin[′kach ‚bā·sən]
A basin at the point where a street gutter empties into a sewer, built to catch matter that would not easily pass through the sewer.
A well or reservoir into which surface water may drain off.
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A masonry or concrete-walled pit that collects surface stormwater and directs it into a storm sewer.
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A reservoir, esp. for catching and retaining surface drainage over a large area, in which sediment may settle.
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