Definition of standpipe in English:

standpipe

Syllabification: stand·pipe
Pronunciation: /ˈstan(d)ˌpīp
 
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noun

  • A vertical pipe extending from a water supply, especially one connecting a temporary tap to the main.
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    • Similarly, use of existing fire department standpipes and water supplies will be allowed.
    • Traffic on nearby Leeds Road was disrupted as police diverted cars round standpipes pumping water from the main road to help douse the flames.
    • The iron standpipe supplied residents of Rawcliffe with drinking water before the handful of cottages tapped into the mains.

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