Abreuvoir

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Abreuvoir fountain, Castiglione delle Stiviere, Fontana, Italy.
Abrevadero (abreuvoir), in Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain.
Fontaine-abreuvoir à Saint-Aventin, Haute-Garonne, France.

An abreuvoir (French: watering place, trough), can mean a basin containing water or a type of masonry joint.[1]

Water basin[edit]

An abreuvoir is a watering trough, fountain, or other installed basin: originally intended to provide humans and/or animals a rural or urban watering place with fresh drinking water. They were often located at springs. In pre-automobile era cities they were built as equestrian water troughs for horses providing transportation. In contemporary times abreuvoirs are also seen as civic or private fountains in the designed townscape-landscape.

Translations
  • French - Abreuvoir, fontaine
  • Spanish - Abrevadero
  • English - Watering trough, basin trough fountain
  • German - Tränke

Stonemasonry[edit]

In stonemasonry, as an old or obsolete term, an abreuvoir is a joint or interstice between two stones, to be filled with mortar by a stonemason.[1]

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