Definition of water-furrow in US English:

water-furrow

noun

  • A deep furrow made to remove surface water from the ground and improve drainage.

verb

  • with object To dig furrows in (land) to drain surface water. Frequently in pass.

Origin

Old English. From water + furrow<br>early 16th century; earliest use found in John Fitzherbert (d. 1531). From water-furrow.

Pronunciation

water-furrow

/ˈwɔːtəˌfʌrəʊ/