sprinkler system

noun
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

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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First Known Use of sprinkler system

circa 1909


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