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.
- French – Abreuvoir, fontaine for animals
- Spanish – Abrevadero
- English – Watering trough, basin trough fountain
- German – Tränke
- Bills horse troughs – vintage Australia
- http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/abreuvoir . accessed 2.12.2011
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chambers, Ephraim, ed. (1728). "article name needed". Cyclopædia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (first ed.). James and John Knapton, et al.
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