Artesian well

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  1. A well in which the water level rises above the top of the aquifer, whether or not the water flows at the land surface. AGI
  2. Formerly, only applied to a well drilled to a depth where, owing to the structure of the strata, the water pressure was high enough to raise the water to the surface. Standard, 2
  3. Often applied to any deep well, even where pumping is necessary, as in an ordinary driven well. See also: well
    Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms

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