standpipe

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noun stand·pipe \ˈstan(d)-ˌpīp\

Definition of standpipe

  1. :  a high vertical pipe or reservoir that is used to secure a uniform pressure in a water-supply system

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First Known Use of standpipe

circa 1850

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