sprinkler system

noun

Definition of sprinkler system 

: a system for protecting a building against fire by means of overhead pipes which convey an extinguishing fluid (such as water) to heat-activated outlets

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The April 26 fire was the first ever at the property, built before sprinkler systems were a mandatory part of any building code. Vinny Vella, Philly.com, "After fatal Quakertown fire, a 'last stop' for the vulnerable rebuilds," 14 May 2018 With the country still recovering from a recession, some are connecting the fire to government spending cuts, which have allowed the museum’s infrastructure, including its sprinkler system, to fall into a state of disrepair. Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, "Brazil Mourns Loss of Rio de Janeiro's National Museum After Devastating Fire," 4 Sep. 2018 Check for Sprinklers Before aerating, map out your sprinkler system and make sure there are no pipes or sprinkler equipment close enough to the surface of the lawn to get damaged. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "How to Aerate Your Lawn," 16 May 2017 The professionally landscaped property includes a new sprinkler system to keep everything lush, and the master boasts dual walk-in closets and an en-suite bath with marble jetted tub and a heated towel rack. Shannon Rooney, Philly.com, "On the market: Three Haddonfield homes under $650,000," 27 Apr. 2018 Lumber and sprinkler system components packed the upstairs hallway; in the theater itself, a lighting team wearing cloth masks crowded around a table. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "A Safer Home for Dangerous Plays," 31 Jan. 2018 And as the Inquirer and Daily News have previously reported, the design firm for the sprinkler system put down widely different figures in different documents for incoming water available for the sprinkler network. Craig R. Mccoy, Philly.com, "Lawsuit alleges 'agonizing and lonely deaths' in Barclay Friends fire," 15 June 2018 The hospital was cited twice, in 2015 and again in 2017, for problems with the sprinkler system, fire alarms and fire drills. Washington Post, "US: Care lacking at troubled Washington psychiatric hospital," 27 June 2018 The properties once held a women’s clothing store and several bargain outlets, but Jeon closed the stores because the sewage and sprinkler systems did not pass inspection. Alex Gailey, BostonGlobe.com, "Battered storefronts undermine progress at Dudley Square," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of sprinkler system

1876, in the meaning defined above

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