- (water tank) cisterna (f), tanque (m) del agua; (of lavatory) (British English/inglés británico) cisterna (feminine)More example sentences
- It is a water-saving device you fit in your toilet cistern so that less water is used for flushing.
- The Court of Appeal held that although the escape of water was a consequence of the maintenance of the cistern and water supply by the landlord, it was not a breach of the covenant for quiet enjoyment.
- Everything they needed to survive was inside: stores of food, cisterns of water, and strategically-placed air holes.
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