Entry from US English dictionary
A well consisting of a pipe with a solid steel point and lateral perforations near the end, which is driven into the earth until groundwater is reached, when a suction pump is applied to the upper end.
- Domestic wells seemed to be most vulnerable to septic-waste contamination when they were sand-point wells within 100 feet of a septic system and were less than 45 feet deep in a shallow, thin aquifer.
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Syllabification: sand point well
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