waterworks

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

wa·ter·works

noun plural \ˈw-tər-ˌwərks, ˈwä-\

: a system for supplying water to a city or town that includes pipes, pumps, etc.

: the parts of the body that produce urine : the urinary system

Full Definition of WATERWORKS

1
:  the system of reservoirs, channels, mains, and pumping and purifying equipment by which a water supply is obtained and distributed (as to a city)
2
:  an ornamental fountain or cascade
3
:  the shedding of tears :  tears

First Known Use of WATERWORKS

1568

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