water-tower

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:
1880–85

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water tower
 
n
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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