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 The Kendall Coyne Dream Big Park in the Misty Meadows subdivision is just east of the Palos South Middle School baseball field, near the city’s water tower. Bill Jones, Chicago Tribune, 27 July 2022 For the photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher, the aesthetics of a tipple or water tower rivaled anything that a curator could set on a pedestal. Jonathon Keats, Forbes, 18 July 2022 Starting this week, the water tower, boilers and smokestacks at Sloss Furnaces will be lit with energy-efficient lighting, transforming the structures into permanent nighttime features in the city. al, 20 June 2022 The region of western Ohio is a vast expanse of farms interrupted only by the occasional water tower or patch of trees. Patrick Cooley, USA TODAY, 30 June 2022 The property had horses and goats, a playground and vegetable gardens, a windmill and a water tower. Johnny Edwards, ajc, 17 June 2022 Kingsland, which has a population of around 500 people, honored him with a silhouette atop the water tower in March 2021, standing his exact height of 6 feet 2. Kenan Draughornestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2022 This water tower, a landmark at Florida City, still stands August 25, 1997 over thr ruins of the Florida coastal community that was hit by the force of Hurricane Andrew. Freida Frisaro, Orlando Sentinel, 1 June 2022 The town had just spent $300,000 on the water tower. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 18 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of water tower

1835, in the meaning defined above

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3 Aug 2022

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“Water tower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20tower. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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