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karez

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːrɛz
 
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Definition of karez in English:

noun (plural same)

(In parts of central southern Asia) a qanat.
Example sentences
  • It is worth buying a bottle of the locally made wine, at 3 yuan a bottle, and taking it on a visit to the karez wells.
  • In some areas, the karez is a vital link between the communities and the dams built by the government.
  • During the Soviet invasion, mojahedin camped in the karez network besieged the town of Khost for almost 10 years.

Origin

Pashto, from Persian.

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