aqueduct

An aqueduct is a bridge-like system built to move water from one location to another. The ancient Romans were particularly famous for their aqueducts and some still stand today.

The Romans didn't invent aqueducts, but they did help spawn the English word for one. Aqueduct comes from the Latin word aquƦductus, which itself is from the roots aqua, meaning water, and ducere, meaning "to lead." Because of the root word aqua, there is a tendency to try to spell aqueduct with an A in place of the E, but now you'll know better.

DEFINITIONS OF: aqueduct

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n a conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valley

Type of:
conduit
a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass
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