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(in the Middle East) a gently sloping underground channel or tunnel constructed to lead water from the interior of a hill to a village below.
- ‘Most amazing are the irrigation systems, called karezes or qanats.’
- ‘Settlements in other areas of the Brahui region depend on qanat irrigation, a system of tunnels dug between shafts to carry water.’
- ‘Any failure of the qanats could lead to the death of the entire village.’
Persian, from Arabic qanāt reed, pipe, channel.
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