Counter drain
Drain Drain, n. 1. The act of draining, or of drawing off; gradual and continuous outflow or withdrawal; as, the drain of specie from a country; the project is a drain on resources. [1913 Webster]

2. That means of which anything is drained; a channel; a trench; a water course; a sewer; a sink. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. The grain from the mashing tub; as, brewers' drains. [Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

{Box drain}, {Counter drain}. See under {Box}, {Counter}.

{Right of drain} (Law), an easement or servitude by which one man has a right to convey water in pipes through or over the estate of another. --Kent. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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