Definition of Soakaway

1. Noun. A deep hole used for drainage, where rainwater and other waste water drains directly into the ground, without connection to any mains drainage or sewerage pipes. ¹



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Definition of Soakaway

1. a depression into which water percolates [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soakaway

so much for
so quiet one can hear a pin drop
so so
so that
so there
so they say
so to say
so to speak
so what
soak
soak the runner
soak through
soak up
soakage
soakages
soakaway (current term)
soakaways
soakcrust
soaked
soaked to the bone
soaked to the skin
soaken
soaker
soakers
soaking
soaking up
soaking wet
soakingly
soakings
soaks

Literary usage of Soakaway

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1. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1823)
"... o'er which drunken Lord soakaway broke his neck." " More need to take care of the right hand," said a plurality of tongues, " where if ye miss a foot, ..."

2. Sessional Papers (1901)
"Houses provided with privies, or, in some cases, earth closets and soakaway cesspools, which in many cases are ne-ir wells. Several instances observed of a ..."

3. National Service Library edited by Charles Evans Kilbourne (1917)
"Every now and then some one stumbles into a soakaway for rainwater or swears at a soft place, or somebody blunders into the man in front of him. ..."

4. Mr. Britling Sees it Through by Herbert George Wells (1916)
"Every now and then some one stumbles into a soakaway for rainwater or swears at a soft place, or somebody blunders into the man in front of him. ..."

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