Associations to the word «Trough»


TROUGH, noun. A long, narrow container, open on top, for feeding or watering animals.
TROUGH, noun. Any similarly shaped container.
TROUGH, noun. (Australia) (New Zealand) A rectangular container used for washing or rinsing clothes.
TROUGH, noun. A short, narrow canal designed to hold water until it drains or evaporates.
TROUGH, noun. (Canada) A gutter under the eaves of a building; an eaves trough.
TROUGH, noun. (agriculture) (Australia) (New Zealand) A channel for conveying water or other farm liquids (such as milk) from place to place by gravity; any ‘U’ or ‘V’ cross-sectioned irrigation channel.
TROUGH, noun. A long, narrow depression between waves or ridges; the low portion of a wave cycle.
TROUGH, noun. (meteorology) A linear atmospheric depression associated with a weather front.
TROUGH, verb. To eat in a vulgar style, as if eating from a trough

Dictionary definition

TROUGH, noun. A narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed).
TROUGH, noun. A channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater.
TROUGH, noun. A concave shape with an open top.
TROUGH, noun. A treasury for government funds.
TROUGH, noun. A long narrow shallow receptacle.
TROUGH, noun. A container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed.

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