water carrier

noun
1.
a person who carries water, as to a body of troops.
2.
a pipe, duct, or tank for conveying water.
3.
a ship that transports goods or persons by waterway or sea routes.

Origin:
1645–55

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water carrier
 
n
informal a football player who is regarded as hard-working and competent but is not a star player

Water Carrier or Water Bearer
 
n
the Water Carrier the constellation Aquarius, the 11th sign of the zodiac
 
Water Bearer or Water Bearer
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
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