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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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 As part of that system, two transmitters would be located on water towers. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Katy to upgrade water meter system," 16 June 2018 The route will go from Game Farm Road to Somonauk Street, to King Street, to West Main Street, to Church Street and end at the water tower. Staff Report, Aurora Beacon-News, "Parades, fireworks in store for Aurora area on Fourth of July," 3 July 2018 Gilbert water tower After grabbing a bite to eat at Joe's Real BBQ, Joyride Taco House or Postino, take a snapshot with downtown Gilbert's most recognizable landmark looming in the background. azcentral, "20 great places to take photos in the Phoenix area," 12 Apr. 2016 Yet in the century-old tradition, Mr. Byrd was buried downhill in the black section of the Jasper City Cemetery, not far from downtown, past the V.F.W. Post and First Baptist Church and the soaring water tower that hovers above the town. New York Times, "In Texas, a Decades-Old Hate Crime, Forgiven but Never Forgotten," 9 July 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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