noun, plural wa·ter·works.
Origin of waterworks
Related Words for waterworksconduit, duct, course, channel, pipeline, crying, discharge, distress, lamenting, moisture, mourning, pain, regret, sadness, sob, sorrow, water, weep, weeping, woe
Examples from the Web for waterworks
Contemporary Examples of 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
The waterworks tend to switch on at moments of teeth-grinding stress and sweet relief.The Scandal Guru
March 11, 2010
Today Pat Brown is remembered as a builder—of freeways and universities and waterworks.Why Newsom Dropped Out
October 31, 2009
Historical Examples of waterworks
The house is between the waterworks and the steam-tram station.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
The table was pushed into the window and became a waterworks of importance.
The smoke ascending from the waterworks was no greyer than the day.Mountain Blood
Our duty was to attack the waterworks, if there was any resistance.A Yeoman's Letters
P. T. Ross
The head of the patrol is now at the bridge, XVI (un') northwest of the waterworks.Manual of Military Training
James A. Moss
see turn on the waterworks.