watering trough (noun 1)
trough (plural troughs)
- A long, narrow container, open on top, for feeding or watering animals.
- One of Hank's chores was to slop the pigs' trough each morning and evening.
- Any similarly shaped container.
- (Australia, New Zealand) A rectangular container used for washing or rinsing clothes.
- Ernest threw his paint brushes into a kind of trough he had fashioned from sheet metal that he kept in the sink.
- A short, narrow canal designed to hold water until it drains or evaporates.
- There was a small trough that the sump pump emptied into; it was filled with mosquito larvae.
- (Canada) A gutter under the eaves of a building; an eaves trough.
- The troughs were filled with leaves and needed clearing.
- (agriculture, Australia, New Zealand) A channel for conveying water or other farm liquids (such as milk) from place to place by gravity; any ‘U’ or ‘V’ cross-sectioned irrigation channel.
- A long, narrow depression between waves or ridges; the low portion of a wave cycle.
- The buoy bobbed between the crests and troughs of the waves moving across the bay.
- The neurologist pointed to a troubling trough in the pattern of his brain-waves.
- (meteorology) A linear atmospheric depression associated with a weather front.
- manger (container for feeding animals)
a long, narrow, open container for feeding animals
- Japanese: かいばおけ (kaibaoke)
- Korean: 구유 (guyu)
- Latvian: sile (lv) f
- Maori: waka, hake
- Norwegian: trau
- Polish: koryto (pl) n, żłób (pl) m
- Portuguese: cocheira (pt) f, comedouro m, cocho (pt) m
- Russian: коры́то (ru) n (korýto), лоха́нь (ru) f (loxánʹ), корму́шка (ru) f (kormúška) (feeding trough)
- Scottish Gaelic: amar m
- Serbo-Croatian: korito (sh) n, корито n
- Slovak: koryto (sk) n, žľab m
- Slovene: korito (sl) n
- Lower Sorbian: kóryto n
- Upper Sorbian: korto n
- Spanish: comedero m
- Swedish: tråg (sv) n, ho (sv) c, (for feeding) matho c, (for watering) vattenho c
- Turkish: yalak (tr)
- Ukrainian: кори́то (uk) n (korýto)
a long, narrow container open at the top
short, narrow drainage canal
a gutter under the eaves of a building
a long, narrow depression between waves or ridges
a linear atmospheric depression associated with a weather front
trough (third-person singular simple present troughs, present participle troughing, simple past and past participle troughed)
- To eat in a vulgar style, as if from a trough.
- he troughed his way through three meat pies.
- Oxford English Dictionary Online