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water main

a main pipe or conduit in a system for conveying water.
Origin of water main
1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for water main
  • Likewise, if the lights in your house don't work you don't check the water main.
  • Three pipes, each about the size of a water main, emerge from the containment building wall.
  • Then reporters, trying to get a better view of the pond, twice broke a water main.
  • Such programs include water main and hydrant repairs and installations.
  • In phased construction of thoroughfares, the water main shall be extended the entire length of the thoroughfare being constructed.
  • When there is a water main break, sediment is likely to get in the water lines which will cause the water to be muddy.
British Dictionary definitions for water main

water main

a principal supply pipe in an arrangement of pipes for distributing water
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