standpipe

[ stand-pahyp ]
/ ˈstændˌpaɪp /

noun

a vertical pipe or tower into which water is pumped to obtain a required head.
a water pipe for supplying the fire hoses of a building, connected with the water supply of the building and usually with a siamese outside the building.

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Origin of standpipe

First recorded in 1840–50; stand + pipe1
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British Dictionary definitions for standpipe

standpipe
/ (ˈstændˌpaɪp) /

noun

a vertical pipe, open at the upper end, attached to a pipeline or tank serving to limit the pressure head to that of the height of the pipe
a temporary freshwater outlet installed in a street during a period when household water supplies are cut off
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