noun, plural wa·ter·works.
Origin of waterworks
Examples from the Web for waterworks
Below, a waterworks at Tokyo Disneyland gets interrupted by the 8.9 quake.Shocking Videos and Photos From the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami|The Daily Beast|March 11, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The waterworks tend to switch on at moments of teeth-grinding stress and sweet relief.
Today Pat Brown is remembered as a builder—of freeways and universities and waterworks.
This year the additions and new works of Montreal waterworks were being made ready for use.Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)|William Henry Atherton
Very many cities own their waterworks, while some own their electric light plants, and a few own their gas plants.Government in the United States|James Wilford Garner
His intention was to seize Amphlett at the Waterworks, and there lie in wait for Broadwood's convoy.A Handbook of the Boer War|Gale and Polden, Limited
He was not long in learning that the fire was already raging in the doomed North Division, and that the waterworks were disabled.
This is a matter of common knowledge wherever a system of waterworks with connections to houses is found, as in cities.Physics|Willis Eugene Tower
British Dictionary definitions for waterworks
Idioms and Phrases with waterworks
see turn on the waterworks.