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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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  • If a town is suffering from a break in the water-main, there are two things that may be done!

    The Next Step Scott Nearing
  • There was an excavation—an opening for a water-main—in this street.

    Hiram The Young Farmer Burbank L. Todd
  • At every short distance there is a connection with the water-main and a length of hose always fit and ready for any emergency.

    Life in a Railway Factory Alfred Williams
  • It is best not to take the water direct from the water-main, but from a cistern about fifteen feet above the nozzle.

    Soap-Bubbles C. V. Boys
British Dictionary definitions for water-main

water main

a principal supply pipe in an arrangement of pipes for distributing water
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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