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 Switzerland has long been considered Europe’s water tower, the place where deep winter snows would accumulate and gently melt through the warmer months, augmenting the trickling runoff from thick glaciers that helped sustain many of Europe’s rivers and its ways of life for centuries. George Steinmetz Catherine Porter, New York Times, 21 Jan. 2024 Stop by the water tower, then pose on the pedestrian bridge and wait for the train to roll past underneath you. Melissa Oyler, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Condo dwellers Details: The landmark beach ball water tower stands guard over the county’s southernmost shores. Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Travis Cooper, deputy director of Sebastian County Emergency Management, said roughly 400 to 500 people between Sebastian and Scott counties were still without water Monday morning because of a leak in the Mansfield water system affecting a water tower outside the city that hasn't been repaired. Thomas Saccente, arkansasonline.com, 23 Jan. 2024 An antigovernment banner was hanging high up on the kibbutz water tower in Kfar Azza. Isabel Kershner Sergey Ponomarev, New York Times, 10 Oct. 2023 The water tower serviced the Western Hills area from 1912 to 1976, said Kevin Osborne, who handles public engagement and government relations for Greater Cincinnati Water Works. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 22 Mar. 2023 Reaching the water tower is the best-case scenario. Hazlitt, 13 Dec. 2023 In practice, Israeli strikes have hit water towers and bakeries, schools and ambulances. Sarah Dadouch, Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of water tower was in 1835

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“Water tower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20tower. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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