water main


Definition of water main

: a pipe or conduit for conveying water

Examples of water main in a Sentence

The water main burst and flooded the street.
Recent Examples on the Web The order was in effect as a after a contractor broke a water main during construction work. Greg Moran, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 June 2021 Coney Island officials say a water main break in the Sunlite Pool area will delay the park's scheduled Saturday, May 29, opening by about 10 days. Jeanne Houck, The Enquirer, 27 May 2021 The Lincoln kept going, veering off the roadway, striking a pedestrian crosswalk sign and crushing an above-ground water main before stopping against a palm tree. sun-sentinel.com, 17 May 2021 This year’s project includes the rehabilitation of 1,290 lineal feet of water main located at North Wilke Road. Elizabeth Owens-schiele, chicagotribune.com, 23 Feb. 2021 Repairs have been made from the last water main break, and Miles Road is open in both directions, according to the village’s website. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 7 May 2021 The businesses along the corridor currently get their water from the 30 inch transmission water main that Avon Lake Regional Water owns in the area. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 12 Apr. 2021 Tinley Park officials say a water main break at the former Tinley Park Mental Health Center has spilled more than 2 million gallons and there is concern about possible contamination of nearby wells. Mike Nolan, chicagotribune.com, 10 May 2021 Councilman Judson Kline asked Mulcahy why the water main on Miles continues to break. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 7 May 2021

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First Known Use of water main

1776, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2021

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“Water main.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20main. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of water main

: a large underground pipe that carries water

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