- cistern barometer,
- cisternal puncture,
Origin of cistern
Examples from the Web for cistern
So I sneaks back in and sets all the flatirons in the house on top of the cistern lid.Danny's Own Story|Don Marquis
The cistern bottom being thus let down, the mercury will sink to its proper level quickly.A Treatise on Meteorological Instruments|Henry Negretti
Then the family had returned and he had had a narrow escape into the cistern.The Camp Fire Girls at Onoway House|Hildegard G. Frey
They were so large that a person could live in such a cistern, and this is also reported as having happened.Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3|Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
But this, says Whately, "is as reasonable as to wonder that a cistern if filled should not be a perpetual fountain."The Mind and Its Education|George Herbert Betts
Word Origin for cistern
mid-13c., from Old French cisterne "cistern; dungeon, underground prison" (12c., Modern French citerne), from Latin cisterna "underground reservoir for water," from cista "chest, box," from Greek kiste "box, chest" (see chest).