Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that sprinkles, especially:
  • n. An outlet on a sprinkler system.
  • n. A device with perforations through which water issues from a hose to sprinkle a lawn.
  • n. A sprinkler system.
  • transitive v. To equip with a sprinkler system.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Anything that sprinkles.
  • n. An irrigation device that sprays water into the air whilst moving back and forth.
  • n. A fire sprinkler; a heat actived fire extinguisher.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who sprinkles.
  • n. An instrument or vessel used in sprinkling; specifically, a watering pot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which sprinkles.
  • n. Milit., same as morning-star, 2.
  • n.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. mechanical device that attaches to a garden hose for watering lawn or garden

Etymologies

sprinkle +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I've found that one of these tubs (we just "upgraded" from a 30 gallon to a 45 gallon model this summer - $25 at the hardware store) and a good sprinkler is all the water fun my small children need.

    Plastic Elimination Campaign: Kids' Swimming Pool

  • Moose in a Sprinkler - Running through a sprinkler is a fun way to cool off on a hot summer day, for young humans as well as young moose!

    David Mizejewski: Animals in Odd Places

  • The sprinkler is a light brass rose, about 1½ inches diameter and less than two inches high entire, the distributer being a revolving head fitted loosely to the body of the fixed portion, which is made to screw into a half inch tube connection.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882

  • Hockey is requesting money for a sprinkler and zamboni storage, and the board agreed that the sprinkler is a priority.

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  • A telephone prankster posing as a sprinkler company employee caused havoc Saturday morning at an Arkansas Holiday Inn when he convinced an employee to set off the hotel's fire alarm, smash windows, shut down electricity, and break a sprinkler head that flooded the building lobby.

    The Globe and Mail - Technology RSS feed

  • One company that benefited: Wheatland Tube Co., which employs 1,600 people, most of them in factories near this small city, making steel pipes for uses such as sprinkler systems and plumbing.

    U.S. Steps Up Complaints at the WTO

  • It is an easy matter if you have all appliances, – a "sprinkler," or

    Gardening by Myself

  • From Jake, Newquay, TMS inbox: "I'd like to add my voice to the no doubt cacophonous chorus of people demanding that Aggers repeat his 'sprinkler' in front of the video cameras at the earliest opportunity..."

    BBC News - Home

  • Our ongoing Parta's Own moderation system MediaChannels and the 'sprinkler' Parta moderates the discussions year-round and makes sure stimulating content is found and EnerNext Energie2point0 published Web Video

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  • The Ashes 2010: Graeme Swann leads 'sprinkler' celebrations as England retain urn in

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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  • Many children love to run through the sprinkler on a hot summer day...but eventually it is too cold to endure!

    January 28, 2008