water tower

noun
  1. a vertical pipe or tower into which water is pumped to a height sufficient to maintain a desired pressure for firefighting, distribution to customers, etc.
  2. a fire-extinguishing apparatus for throwing a stream of water on the upper parts of a tall burning building.

Origin of water tower

First recorded in 1880–85
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water tower

noun
  1. a reservoir or storage tank mounted on a tower-like structure at the summit of an area of high ground in a place where the water pressure would otherwise be inadequate for distribution at a uniform pressure
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