artesian well

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artesian well (plural artesian wells)

  1. An aquifer in which water rises to the surface under its own hydrostatic pressure.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XVII:
      “When I say mind,” said the blood relation, “I refer to the quarter-teaspoonful of brain which you might possibly find in her head if you sank an artesian well.”
  2. A bore-hole in an artesian basin.

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