sprinkler system


sprinkler system
noun
a system for extinguishing fires; water from a network of overhead pipes is released through nozzles that open automatically with the rise in temperature
Hypernyms: ↑system
Part Meronyms: ↑nozzle, ↑nose, ↑siamese, ↑siamese connection

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noun
1. : a system for protection against fire in which pipes are distributed for conveying water or other extinguishing fluid to outlets and that is usually designed to function automatically with the action of heat on the automatic sprinkler head or on a controlling thermostatic system — see dry-pipe system, wet-pipe system
2. : a system for sprinkling water to lay dust (as in coal mines)

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apparatus for automatically extinguishing fires in a building, consisting of a system of water pipes in or below the ceilings, with valves or sprinklers usually made to open automatically at a certain temperature.
[1880-85]

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sprinkler system,
a system of pipes with nozzles spaced regularly to carry water, especially as used to spray lawns and orchards or to help control fire by releasing water as the temperature rises: »

Fire departments encourage the use of automatic sprinkler systems (Robert C. Byrns).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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