Meaning of sump
Pronunciation: (sump), [key]
- a pit, well, or the like in which water or other liquid is collected.
- a chamber at the bottom of a machine, pump, circulation system, etc., into which a fluid drains before recirculation or in which wastes gather before disposal.
- a space where water is allowed to collect at the bottom of a shaft or below a passageway.
- a pilot shaft or tunnel pushed out in front of a main bore.
- a swamp, bog, or muddy pool.
- sump (Thesaurus)