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stand·pipe

 (stănd′pīp′)
n.
1. A large elevated vertical pipe or cylindrical tank that is filled with water to produce a desired pressure.
2. A pipe or system of pipes through which water can flow, as for the operation of fire hoses on upper floors of a building.

standpipe

(ˈstændˌpaɪp)
n
1. (Building) 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
2. (Building) a temporary freshwater outlet installed in a street during a period when household water supplies are cut off

stand•pipe

(ˈstændˌpaɪp)

n.
a vertical pipe or tower into which water is pumped to obtain a required head.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.standpipe - a vertical pipe
pipage, pipe, piping - a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
Translations

standpipe

[ˈstændpaɪp] N
1. (Tech) → columna f de alimentación
2. (in street) → fuente f provisional

standpipe

[ˈstændpaɪp] ncolonne f d'alimentation

standpipe

[ˈstændˌpaɪp] nfontanella
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We've had a few round lately, fixing and plastering the kitchen, building a longawaited front garden wall, and replacing an outside stand-pipe that a lesser plumber than our current favourite just bashed into oblivion years ago to stop it leaking.
A stand-pipe near the buildings provides water for only 3-4 hours a day, and people are forced to stand in line for water.
Twenty-two respondents (73%) who used the public stand-pipe stated that the public stand-pipe was closer to them.
It has remained blocked off at both ends but under the council proposal would be opened up, resurfaced and refurbished, with toilet facilities and a stand-pipe provision.
By the early 20th century, they had been closed and replaced by a stand-pipe in each yard that fetched in clean water from the Elan Valley; and by the late 1930s most houses had a cold water tap.
It stood in a field on its own, save for a stand-pipe from where I was invited to draw water having marched across a gluey field carefully avoiding eye contact with the watching cattle.
Now the boy reaches the stand-pipe and begins to fill the bucket.
Dr John Wrench, the Highland NHS Board's director of public health, said: "Basically, at one stand-pipe on the caravan site, the E Coli 157 bacteria has been isolated.
The people's preference was clear; the community-managed stand-pipe was the best means of delivering water.
Prior to dead insertion, each section of main was sealed off and two Foam Bags were inserted into the main via a stand-pipe using a standard 2-inch drill.
Besides Blowing Wind-bidding to prove a hit replacement for owner Peter Deal's injured former champion Make A Stand-Pipe also saddles the prolific Out Ranking (Martin Foster) and Vent d'Aout (Gerry Supple) in the pounds 50,000 event as he bids for his sixth victory in 11 runnings.