Definition of gravity feed in English:

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gravity feed

noun

[mass noun]
A supply system making use of gravity to maintain the flow of material.
Example sentences
  • Seepage of groundwater into the shaft from the shaft penetrations is currently collected by a system of gravity feed lines into sumps and tanks at mine level and subsequently pumped to the ground surface for disposal.
  • Fluid can be supplied to the applicator by pump, pressure tank, or gravity feed.
  • The house had to be lifted to accommodate a gravity feed for a sewer hookup from the basement.

Derivatives

gravity-fed

adjective
Example sentences
  • A new gravity-fed soap dispenser system has a refillable tank discreetly located above the towel dispenser with tubular links to each sink.
  • If size and speed are not critical factors, a gravity-fed drip filter that lets water slowly drip from a reservoir down through a filter may be a good option.
  • The units use less water and provide a cleaner flush than most gravity-fed models.

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