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 for Water table
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Water table \Wa"ter ta"ble\
     1. (Arch.) A molding, or other projection, in the wall of a
        building, to throw off the water, -- generally used in the
        United States for the first table above the surface of the
        ground (see Table, n., 9), that is, for the table at the
        top of the foundation and the beginning of the upper wall.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Hydraulic Engin.) The upper limit of the portion of the
        ground wholly saturated with water. The water table may be
        within a few inches of the surface or many feet below it.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  water table
      n 1: underground surface below which the ground is wholly
           saturated with water; "spring rains had raised the water
           table" [syn: water table, water level, groundwater

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