water tower


Definition of water tower

: a tower or standpipe serving as a reservoir to deliver water at a required head

Examples of water tower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Website Families love this resort for its pools, which include a long waterslide extending from a water tower, and for the idyllic marshfront setting on an inland creek. Stratton Lawrence, Travel + Leisure, "Hilton Head Island Travel Guide," 26 Feb. 2021 The Florence Y'all water tower and the Elsinore Arch are going for gold in a nationwide water facility competition. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, "No contest, y'all: Florence water tower, Elsinore Arch competing for best water facility," 12 Mar. 2021 Here's a look at some big projects Northland's rusty water tower would be repainted and preserved for aesthetic purposes. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Same name, very different future for Northland mall site," 19 Nov. 2020 Many other town water systems include a water tower or other elevated storage. Graydon Megan, chicagotribune.com, "Engineering consultant advises Lincolnshire trustees that village water system OK for next 20 years," 25 Feb. 2021 As soon as this section is completed, drainage installation from Chapel Downs to the water tower in the 400 block of North White Chapel Boulevard will begin, according to the city. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, "Southlake road construction along North White Chapel Boulevard is more than a year from completion," 22 Dec. 2020 The water tower is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Frisco and makes for a great photo. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Here are 21 things to add to your 2021 Frisco bucket list," 31 Dec. 2020 Thanks to the enlightening email from Patricia Ladd, the mystery as to what is clinging to one of the water tower legs at the corner of Durant and Coy streets has been solved. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Around Deer Park: Enormous nest on water tower belongs to monk parakeets," 3 July 2020 Developers plan on converting the center's power plant to a community clubhouse while keeping the Northland water tower intact. Slone Terranella, Detroit Free Press, "Developers buy Northland Center mall, plan to revitalize area with retail, apartments," 16 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of water tower

1835, in the meaning defined above

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5 Apr 2021

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“Water tower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20tower. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of water tower

: a tower with a large container for storing water that is usually supplied to buildings located near it

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