1 a narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed)
2 a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater [syn: gutter]
3 a concave shape with an open top [syn: bowl]
5 a long narrow shallow receptacle
6 a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed [syn: manger]
- (RP) /trɒf/
- (US) /trɑːf/, /trɔːf/ /trAf/ˌ /trOf/
- Rhymes: -ɒf
- 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.
- Ernest threw his paint brushes into a kind of trough he had fashioned from sheet metal that he kept in the sink.
- (Canadian) A gutter
under the eaves of a
- The troughs were filled with leaves and needed cleaning.
- 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.
- A long, narrow depression between waves or ridges.
- The buoy bobbed between the crests and troughs of the waves
moving across the bay.
- The neurologist pointed to a troubling trough in the patter of his brain-waves.
- The buoy bobbed between the crests and troughs of the waves moving across the bay.
- A linear atmospheric depression associated with a weather front.
- In Australia and New Zealand, a trough may refer to a rectangular container used for washing clothes, a channel for conveying water or other farm liquids (such as milk) from place to place by gravity, or any general 'U' or 'V' shaped channel conveying water for irrigation purposes.
A long, narrow, open container for feeding animals
A long, narrow container open at the top
Short, narrow drainage canal
A linear atmospheric depression associated with a weather front
Trough may refer to:
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