A receptacle for the collection of undesirable material.


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HOPPER

A funnel-shaped receptacle with an opening at the top for loading and a discharge opening at the bottom for bulk-delivering material such as grain or coal.

RECEIVER

An auxiliary storage receptacle for fluids.

BALL POCKET

A drilled, stamped, or molded receptacle that holds the ball in a cage.

AREA DRAIN

A receptacle designed to collect surface or rain water from an open area.

DRAWER

A box or receptacle that slides or rolls on tracks within a cabinet.

FEED TROUGH

A receptacle into which feedwater overflows from a boiler drum.

FLIGHT FEEDER

Short-length flight conveyor used to feed solids materials to a process vessel or other receptacle at a preset rate.

FILTER EFFICIENCY

Method of expressing a filter's ability to trap and retain contaminants of a given size.

GROIN

A structure (usually one of a group) extending approximately perpendicular from a shore to protect the shore from erosion by tides currents, or waves or to trap sand for making a beach.

FISH TRAP AREAS

Areas established by the Corps of Engineers in which traps may be built and maintained according to established regulations. The fish stakes which may exist in these areas are obstructions to navigation and may be dangerous. The limits of fish trap areas and a cautionary note are usually charted.

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