drinking fountain

noun

Definition of drinking fountain 

: a fixture with nozzle that delivers a stream of water for drinking

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There are additional plans by the Town/Lions to fully extend the paver sidewalks, improve the playground drainage and refurbish the Lions’ drinking fountain. The Aegis, "Pavilion installed at Shamrock Park, equipment improved," 13 July 2018 At the Shiloh elementary school near Modesto, drinking fountains sit abandoned, covered in clear plastic. Dale Kasler, Phillip Reese And Ryan Sabalow, sacbee, "360,000 Californians have unsafe drinking water. Are you one of them?," 1 June 2018 Earlier in the week, Nicklaus stood to the side of the green as Augusta National officials dedicated a plaque to him on a drinking fountain near the green, a tribute to the Golden Bear’s historical accomplishments in the first major of the season. Steve Dimeglio, USA TODAY, "Jack Nicklaus made an amazing Sunday charge at age 58 in 1998 Masters," 4 Apr. 2018 An obstacle course that resembles the nightclub district of Portland, Ore., is set up on the field and players driving muscle cars must avoid hitting light poles, drinking fountains and trees. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions-themed events would liven up 2018 Pro Bowl," 27 Jan. 2018 Some other upgrades that will benefit from the county disbursement include a new play surface and equipment at Mucklo Playground as well as signage at Coe Lake, picnic tables, drinking fountains, a boat dock and benches. Beth Mlady, cleveland.com, "Coe Lake improvement money anticipated from county as $875,000 lump sum," 21 Dec. 2017 Several of the schools in Evanston/Skokie District 65 were found to have water in sinks, drinking fountains and other fixtures that have elevated lead levels, results from November laboratory testing indicated. Genevieve Bookwalter, chicagotribune.com, "Water with elevated lead levels found in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 sinks, fountains," 19 Dec. 2017 Water and leaks In September, an advocate for a new high school, parent Dayana Bergman, posted a photo, which was not independently verified, of brown water coming from a Lansdowne High drinking fountain. Libby Solomon, baltimoresun.com, "Here's what Lansdowne High's proposed renovation would fix," 14 Dec. 2017 The department's program pays for lead testing, particularly for aging water faucets, drinking fountains and plumbing fixtures. Meredith Colias, Post-Tribune, "Schools sign up for free lead testing of water fountains, sinks," 10 Oct. 2017

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1859, in the meaning defined above

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drinking fountain

noun

English Language Learners Definition of drinking fountain

: a device in a public place that produces a stream of water for people to drink from

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