water tender

noun

Definition of water tender

1a : a workman who attends to the condition of the water in steam boilers
b : a petty officer (as in the U.S. Navy) in charge in a fireroom and responsible especially for proper supplying of water to the boilers and adjustment of burners
2 : a truck equipped with a water tank and used especially in firefighting

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“Water tender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20tender. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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