Definition of outfall in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtfɔːl/


The place where a river, drain, or sewer empties into the sea, a river, or a lake.
Example sentences
  • It has its own drainage system which empties into a proper outfall and public sewer at the back of the properties.
  • In between lies a great variety of wrecks, all with fantastic marine life in odd and unusual diving settings: Some are located in channels, in river outfalls, most in secluded Rock Island coves and even a few around the main harbour.
  • Effluent is discharged crude via a number of outfalls into the river Shannon which is tidal at this point.

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