storm drain

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Etymology[edit]

An allusion to their usefulness in catching stormwater and therefore preventing floods.

A storm drain.

Noun[edit]

storm drain (plural storm drains)

  1. (US) An access point or conduit for rainwater that drains directly downstream in a (drainage) basin without going through sewers or water treatment in order to prevent or belay floods

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