[ spring-kler ]
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  1. any of various devices for sprinkling, as a watering pot, a container of water with a perforated top used to sprinkle clothes before ironing, or especially a perforated ring or small stand with a revolving nozzle to which a hose is attached for watering a lawn with a fine, even spray.

  2. a person who sprinkles.

verb (used with object)
  1. to provide (a warehouse, school, office building, etc.) with a sprinkler system.

Origin of sprinkler

First recorded in 1525–35; sprinkle + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for sprinkler


/ (ˈsprɪŋklə) /

  1. a device perforated with small holes that is attached to a garden hose or watering can and used to spray plants, lawns, etc, with water

  2. a person or thing that sprinkles

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