water tower


Definition of water tower

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Working together, Amache preservation groups also reassembled and returned the camp's water tower, found in pieces on a nearby ranch. NBC News, "Colorado teacher, students rebuild Japanese American prison camp piece by piece," 16 Feb. 2020 Understanding the conditions in this area is important because High Mountain Asia is the water tower of the world—10 major river basins start here and sustain billions of people. Katherine Kornei, Science | AAAS, "What’s it like to install a weather station at the top of the world?," 18 Dec. 2019 South American water towers are also extraordinarily fragile. National Geographic, "The world's supply of fresh water is in trouble as mountain ice vanishes," 9 Dec. 2019 Daredevil's opening credits featured bright red liquid pouring over various objects (a statue of Justice, a Hells Kitchen water tower, Daredevil's costumed figure). Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The 2010s were a veritable golden age of opening credits in television," 30 Dec. 2019 His prose is painted in bright colors on buildings and embossed in the ground at the base of a statue of a water tower, a monument to the fresh water in nearby Lake Erie that replenishes the neighborhood. cleveland, "Damien Ware brings poetic hope to the Buckeye neighborhood: Cleveland Champions," 14 Dec. 2019 The first step in the $188,000 project was to build a water tower for the community. Emma Reynolds, CNN, "Africa's 'first fully solar-powered village' wants to be a model for a renewable future," 13 Dec. 2019 The historic Highland Park water tower will hold its fall open house on Oct. 12 and 13, providing visitors a picturesque view. Michelle Griffith, Twin Cities, "St. Paul’s Highland Park water tower to hold fall open house," 5 Oct. 2019 Without a commitment from the City of Aberdeen to build a new water tower west of I-95, officials say little to no new residential development is likely to happen in city limits. Erika Butler, baltimoresun.com, "Development in Aberdeen likely to stall unless city commits to building new west side water tower," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of water tower

1835, in the meaning defined above

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22 Feb 2020

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“Water tower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20tower. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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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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