water tower

noun

Definition of water tower

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

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There’s a power plant, fire station, water tower, green houses, laundry and chapel, and even an old bowling alley fashioned from a Quonset hut. Scott Mcfetridge, The Seattle Times, "Huge ghost town next door clouds Iowa city’s future," 30 Mar. 2019 By Monday, downed power lines were still draped across streets and the town’s water tower was laying on its side. Jennifer Levitz, WSJ, "After Hurricane Michael, Residents Determined to Rebuild Shattered City," 16 Oct. 2018 Near Mexico Beach, a water tower lay on its side and trucks were scattered like toys in a parking lot. Alex Leary, WSJ, "Trump Visits Hurricane-Torn Florida, Georgia," 15 Oct. 2018 Over time, Thorpeness was connected to a main water supply and the town had no need for its own water tower anymore. Rebecca Shinners, Country Living, "Turning a Water Tower Into a Cozy Vacation Home," 8 May 2015 Hobos would carve or draw their road persona, or moniker, on stationary objects near railroad tracks, like water towers and bridges. Coleman Lowndes, Vox, "The (mostly) true story of hobo graffiti," 17 July 2018 The Gaffney Board of Public Works says a black chain-link fence was put up earlier this month after a round of nighttime vandalism at the water tower along Interstate 85, reports WLTX. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "The nation’s most famous giant peach surrounded by fence. | Charlotte Observer," 19 Feb. 2018 On screen, the water towers over the meteorologist as fish swim by — driving home her words that Hurricane Florence’s floods will threaten lives. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "This terrifying graphic from The Weather Channel shows the power and danger of Hurricane Florence," 13 Sep. 2018 Techland As mentioned briefly in the E3 trailer, our main objective was to get to a water tower at the heart of the district. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Dying Light 2 builds more heart and brains into one of the best zombie games ever," 15 June 2018

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1835, in the meaning defined above

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water tower

noun

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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