Water tower
Water tower Wa"ter tow"er 1. A large metal pipe made to be extended vertically by sections, and used for discharging water upon burning buildings. [1913 Webster]

2. A tower or standpipe used as a water storage reservoir, to deliver water at a required head of pressure, as to a fountain. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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