from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fire-extinguishing system consisting of a network of overhead pipes that release water automatically when a predetermined temperature has been reached.
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- n. a system for extinguishing fires; water from a network of overhead pipes is released through nozzles that open automatically with the rise in temperature
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There was only the whick-whick-whick of the Mr. Pete-Robbins’s sprinkler system shooting jets of water in an efficient circle.