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hydrant

[ hahy-druhnt ]
/ ˈhaɪ drənt /
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noun

an upright pipe with a spout, nozzle, or other outlet, usually in the street, for drawing water from a main or service pipe, especially for fighting fires.
a water faucet.

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Origin of hydrant

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10; hydr-1 + -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrant

hydrant
/ (ˈhaɪdrənt) /

noun

an outlet from a water main, usually consisting of an upright pipe with a valve attached, from which water can be tapped for fighting firesSee also fire hydrant

Word Origin for hydrant

C19: from hydro- + -ant
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