from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A standpipe or elevated tank used as a reservoir or for maintaining equal pressure in a water system.
- noun A firefighting apparatus for lifting hoses to the upper levels of a tall structure.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
- noun A tower, in a system of water-supply, in which water is kept to maintain a constant head or pressure and also to permit a considerable draft of water to be made from the system, in case of fire, before the pumping-engines are speeded up to the increased demand.
- noun A tower in which a spray of falling water cools and cleanses an ascending current of gas.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- A large metal pipe made to be extended vertically by sections, and used for discharging water upon burning buildings.
- A tower or standpipe used as a water storage reservoir, to deliver water at a required head of pressure, as to a fountain.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
large tankof water, in an elevated position, acting as a local reservoir; water is pumpedinto the tank and fed by gravityto the consumers.
- noun archaic A large metal pipe made to be extended
verticallyby sections, and used for discharging water upon burning buildings.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a large reservoir for water
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