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sprinkler system

noun
1.
apparatus for automatically extinguishing fires in a building, consisting of a system of water pipes in or below the ceilings, with valves or sprinklers usually made to open automatically at a certain temperature.
Origin of sprinkler system
1880-1885
1880-85
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sprinkler system

noun
1.
a fire-extinguishing system that releases water from overhead pipes through nozzles (sprinklers) opened automatically by a rise in temperature
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