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hydrant Line breaks: hy|drant
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪdr(ə)nt/

Definition of hydrant in English:


A fitting in a street or other public place with a nozzle by which a hose may be attached to a water main.
Example sentences
  • The company intends to make the water hydrants more secure in future.
  • There is a chance of residents losing water pressure and it can cause delays for us if we need the hydrants for firefighting.
  • The problem of teenagers turning on emergency hydrants during this week's sunshine to cool off in the spray has become so serious in Salford that a government-led summit has been organised to discuss how to deal with the culprits.


Early 19th century (originally US): formed irregularly from hydro- 'relating to water' + -ant.

Words that rhyme with hydrant

integrant • tyrant • vibrant

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