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hydrant

Noun

1 a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask [syn: water faucet, water tap, tap, spigot]
2 a discharge pipe with a valve and spout at which water may be drawn from the mains of waterworks

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see Hydrant

English

Noun

  1. An outlet from a liquid/fluid main often consisting of an upright pipe with a valve attached from which fluid (e.g. water or fuel) can be tapped.

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Extensive Definition

A hydrant is an outlet from a fluid main often consisting of an upright pipe with a valve attached from which fluid (e.g. water or fuel) can be tapped. Depending on the fluid involved, the term may refer to:

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