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water carrier

a person who carries water, as to a body of troops.
a pipe, duct, or tank for conveying water.
a ship that transports goods or persons by waterway or sea routes.
Origin of water carrier
1645-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for water carrier
  • Later hand pumps and hoses with nozzle were used to apply spray water carrier mixtures.
  • Since latex paint is water based, when it freezes it dries out the water carrier.
  • All distribution piping shall be tested hydrostatically, before backfilling, with the joints of the water carrier pipe exposed.
  • Thorough coverage with a soft water carrier is required and a nonionic surfactant will improve results.
  • Motor carrier, water carrier, and freight forwarder provisions.
  • Consumed by the water carrier in the conduct of its business as a common carrier after the first out-of-state destination.
British Dictionary definitions for water carrier

water carrier

(informal) a football player who is regarded as hard-working and competent but is not a star player

Water Carrier

the Water Carrier, the constellation Aquarius, the 11th sign of the zodiac
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