water carrier

  1. a person who carries water, as to a body of troops.
  2. a pipe, duct, or tank for conveying water.
  3. a ship that transports goods or persons by waterway or sea routes.

Origin of water carrier

First recorded in 1645–55
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Examples from the Web for water carrier

Historical Examples of water carrier

  • After this he announced his intention of becoming a water-carrier.

    Lotus Buds

    Amy Carmichael

  • What would the princess care, if he were a water-carrier's son?

    The Story of Don Quixote

    Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

  • Water not to be had at any price, nor a water-carrier to be seen.

  • The river bore me along; to Akki, the water-carrier, it brought me.


    Znade A. Ragozin

  • Akki, the water-carrier, in the tenderness of his heart lifted me up.


    Znade A. Ragozin

British Dictionary definitions for water carrier

water carrier

  1. informal a football player who is regarded as hard-working and competent but is not a star player

Water Carrier

Water Bearer

  1. the Water Carrier the constellation Aquarius, the 11th sign of the zodiac
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