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Definition of "qanat" [qanat]

  • An underground conduit, between vertical shafts, that leads water from the interior of a hill to villages in the valley (noun)

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Use "qanat" in a sentence
  • "The whole area was a kind of qanat system where man had helped nature in opening up the whole area to catastrophic collapse."
  • "Water management for irrigation purposes, here in an above-ground channel or jui, but also in underground karez and qanat systems, is labor-intensive and predicated on cooperation."
  • "The poor had to just take a siesta in the heat or the public access atechamber to the local qanat."