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water tower

noun
1.
a vertical pipe or tower into which water is pumped to a height sufficient to maintain a desired pressure for firefighting, distribution to customers, etc.
2.
a fire-extinguishing apparatus for throwing a stream of water on the upper parts of a tall burning building.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • Amenities include flush toilets, a potable-water tower, picnic tables and grills.
  • Water from an old water tower spills into a wooden sluice, where you can wash away the dirt to reveal your treasures.
  • The water tower also provides some of the best views of the city.
  • For years, the city has been known for the smiley face painted on its water tower.
  • The water tower is still standing in the background.
British Dictionary definitions for water tower

water tower

noun
1.
a reservoir or storage tank mounted on a tower-like structure at the summit of an area of high ground in a place where the water pressure would otherwise be inadequate for distribution at a uniform pressure
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