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 Companies often use sprinkler systems or chemicals to prevent these types of products in shipping containers from catching or spreading fire, Pascua said. Caleb Lunetta, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Sep. 2023 To cope, farmers spend thousands of dollars running massive fans, sprinkler systems, and even fog machines to keep their cows cool. Katherine Rapin, Discover Magazine, 7 Sep. 2023 The construction of the new school comes with multiple fire precautions, such as an automatic sprinkler system, thermal barriers between any installation and fire separations — compartments intended to slow the spread of smoke and fire during an emergency. Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 31 Aug. 2023 Other safety and labor-saving features include a house fire suppression sprinkler system, an irrigation system for the lawn, whole-house audio, and exterior awnings to regulate temperature and provide protection from bad weather. Mary Carole McCauley, Baltimore Sun, 31 Aug. 2023 The exterior includes full sod, a full sprinkler system, landscaping and a stained wood fence. Dallas Builders Association, Dallas News, 1 Aug. 2023 At the time, preservation experts were divided on whether archives should have sprinkler systems, which could malfunction and drown paper records. Megan Greenwell, WIRED, 27 June 2023 Frozen pipes also prevented the activation of the sprinkler system. Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 31 Aug. 2023 These handy contraptions are much more convenient than manual watering, and unlike underground sprinkler systems that require professional installation and digging, attach straight to your garden hose. Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 24 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sprinkler system was in 1876

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“Sprinkler system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sprinkler%20system. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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