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

Examples of sprinkler system in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But all of that money will go to paying insurance, maintain a sprinkler system and restocking liquor. Lucas Shaw, Bloomberg.com, "The Bitter End and Other Concert Venues Say They Won’t Survive Without a Bailout," 9 Oct. 2020 For those with a sprinkler system on your property, try out the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller. Billy Cadden, Popular Science, "Best gardening supplies for the horticulturally hopeless," 23 Sep. 2020 Outdoor features also include a sprinkler system and a subdivision tennis court. Emilia Benton, Houston Chronicle, "New-construction home in Southside Place offers amenities," 29 Aug. 2020 In 2008, a new roof, wood windows, sprinkler system, electrical panels and sewer lines were added. Dallas News, "Newly priced Dallas homes are ready for fall," 18 Sep. 2020 Another concern is that a fire could trigger the building’s sprinkler system and damage computers and other equipment. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, "Electrical fires raise concerns in Alabama State House," 8 Sep. 2020 The sprinkler system has ultraviolet sensors that detect fire more than 300 yards away. J.k. Dineen, SFChronicle.com, "‘Nothing to burn’: Fire-hardened homes in Wine Country give peace of mind to owners but remain rare," 3 Sep. 2020 The sprinkler system put out the fires, but caused extensive water damage and mold, said Shawn Fondow, principal of the MTS Secondary School. Mara Klecker, Star Tribune, "Minnesota Transitions Charter School to open temporary school at Mall of America," 25 Aug. 2020 Firefighters subsequently discovered a small fire in one office that was mostly contained by the sprinkler system. Jeanne Houck, The Enquirer, "Cincinnati firefighters with a water can and sprinklers douse high-rise blaze," 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of sprinkler system

1876, in the meaning defined above

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19 Oct 2020

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“Sprinkler system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sprinkler%20system. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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