Definition of standpipe in English:


Line breaks: stand|pipe
Pronunciation: /ˈstan(d)pʌɪp


A vertical pipe extending from a water supply, especially one connecting a temporary tap to the mains.
More example sentences
  • 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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