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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Imagine a firefighter battling a blaze while the sprinkler system emits gasoline. Gayle E. Smith, Time, "The U.S. Helped Defeat Ebola in 2014. Now, We’re Watching a Crisis Become a Catastrophe," 16 July 2019 The structure, which burned on Sept. 16, 2018 and did not have a sprinkler system, remains vacant. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Bathroom sprinkler credited with extinguishing Park Ridge condo fire," 12 Sep. 2019 None of the witnesses reported seeing a sprinkler system or illuminated exit sign to guide them to safety. Megan Cassidy, SFChronicle.com, "Ghost Ship trial: Max Harris walks out of jail after acquittal; Derick Almena remains jailed after mistrial in his case," 5 Sep. 2019 The school will get a new HVAC system and new electrical and water services, a new fire alarm system and an upgraded sprinkler system, Campbell said. Erika Butler, baltimoresun.com, "$29 million renovation of Joppatowne High to begin next summer after Harford school board approves plans, design," 13 Aug. 2019 The home also features four high-tech HVAC systems, a sprinkler system and smart home wiring. chicagotribune.com, "Renovated Gold Coast row house built in 1898: $4.95M," 23 Aug. 2019 Throughout the trial, prosecutors have asked witnesses to detail the lack of safety measures inside the warehouse — none have recalled a sprinkler system, fire alarm or exit signs. Megan Cassidy, SFChronicle.com, "Ghost Ship trial: Witness recalls late friend’s face the moment flames spread," 4 June 2019 On more modern ships, crew members can remotely activate sprinkler systems or chemical retardants. Los Angeles Times, "Meet the neglected 43-year-old stepchild of the U.S. military-industrial complex," 2 Aug. 2019 The fields which have built-in sprinkler systems are lush and green, but the grass on the other side of the fences is not and the drought conditions have damaged much of it. Steven Goode, courant.com, "Vision for Windsor softball complex becomes a reality," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of sprinkler system

1876, in the meaning defined above

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