Definition of water leat in US English:

water leat

(also water leet)


  • An open watercourse to conduct water, especially for agricultural or industrial purposes. Also: (in south-western England) a piece of land irrigated by such a watercourse; a water meadow (now historical).


Old English; earliest use found in Harley Glossary. In some forms (i) from water + Old English gelaēt, by-form of gelaēte coming together, junction.


water leat

/ˈwɔːtə ˌliːt/