1. A dam in a stream to raise the water level or direct its flow. 2. A notch in a levee, or other barrier, across or bordering a stream to regulate the flow of water (as in time of flood). 3. A device for determining the quantity of the depth of water over the crest, […]
1. A tub in which one bathes in a sitting posture. 2. A bath used especially in postoperative cases in which the hips and thighs of the patient are immersed in hot water for the therapeutic effect of the moist heat in the perineal and anal regions.
1. Crude iron, the direct product of the blast furnace. Pig iron is either refined to produce steel, wrought iron, or ingot iron, or is remelted and cast into special shapes. 2. Another name for cast iron, the molten iron being run into molds called “pigs”.
In plumbing, a slang expression for small diameter soft annealed metal tubing, usually copper, which can be bent by hand as desired.
A silvery, brittle solid, having crystalline structure. It expands when it solidifies. Used in type metal with lead and tin.
A mixture of lampblack and glue used in leadwork.
A plumbing fixture usually circular or semicircular, designed so that more than one person may have access to the fixture for hand-washing. Usually installed in schools and industrial plants.