Definition of sprinkler in English:


Syllabification: sprin·kler
Pronunciation: /ˈspriNGk(ə)lər


  • 1A device that sprays water.
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    • There was a water sprinkler to wash down the streets after the market.
    • Irrigators are responsible for the costs of all on-farm irrigation equipment such as pipes and sprinklers.
    • The main method of irrigation for peanuts is overhead sprinklers.
  • 1.1A device used for watering lawns.
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    • The kids from next door play ball in the street or ride on their skates and bikes, today they are playing under the sprinklers on their lawn.
    • Gardeners, for example, have been encouraged to limit the use of fertilizers and pesticides and will be asked to show restraint with the lawn sprinklers.
    • I remember sitting on the patio, with the French windows open and a sprinkler going on the lawn, and eating the Cornettos and feeling like this was the most amazing, decadent thing ever.
  • 1.2An automatic fire extinguisher installed in the ceilings of a building.
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    • He also admitted that Bedfordshire Fire Service had recommended sprinklers be used at the centre.
    • The fire alarm deploys a curtain covering the paintings, and then activates the sprinklers.
    • A senior fire officer in charge of the incident had ordered sprinklers at the premises to be turned off.

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