Watering trough
Watering Wa"ter*ing, a. & n. from {Water}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Watering call} (Mil.), a sound of trumpet or bugle summoning cavalry soldiers to assemble for the purpose of watering their horses.

{Watering cart}, a sprinkling cart. See {Water}.

{Watering place}. (a) A place where water may be obtained, as for a ship, for cattle, etc. (b) A place where there are springs of medicinal water, or a place by the sea, or by some large body of water, to which people resort for bathing, recreation, boating, etc.

{Watering pot}. (a) A kind of bucket fitted with a rose, or perforated nozzle, -- used for watering flowers, paths, etc. (b) (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of marine bivalve shells of the genus {Aspergillum}, or {Brechites}. The valves are small, and consolidated with the capacious calcareous tube which incases the entire animal. The tube is closed at the anterior end by a convex disk perforated by numerous pores, or tubules, and resembling the rose of a watering pot.

{Watering trough}, a trough from which cattle, horses, and other animals drink. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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