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Noun: trough  tróf
  1. A container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed
    - manger
  2. A narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed)
  3. A channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
    - gutter, eavestrough [Cdn]
  4. A concave shape with an open top
    - bowl
  5. A treasury for government funds
    - public treasury, till
  6. A long narrow shallow receptacle

Derived forms: troughs

Type of: channel, concave shape, concavity, container, depression, exchequer, incurvation, incurvature, natural depression, receptacle, treasury

Part of: gable roof, saddle roof, saddleback, saddleback roof

Encyclopedia: Trough