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fire hydrant

n.
An upright pipe with a nozzle or spout for drawing water from a water main. Also called fireplug.

fire hydrant

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a hydrant for use as an emergency supply for fighting fires, esp one in a street. Also called (esp US and NZ): fireplug

hy•drant

(ˈhaɪ drənt)

n.
1. an upright pipe with a spout or nozzle, usu. in the street, for drawing water from a water main, esp. for fighting fires.
2. a water faucet.
[1800–10, Amer.; hydr-1 + -ant]

fire hydrant

fire plug
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fire hydrant - an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a firefire hydrant - an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire
hydrant - a discharge pipe with a valve and spout at which water may be drawn from the mains of waterworks
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Consider talking to your local fire department about adding a dry hydrant to your new or existing fire pond.
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Adams Electric's dry hydrant program enlists the labor of local fire companies and the excavation equipment of local municipalities to construct the dry hydrants.
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If you have a suitable water source available, installing a dry hydrant can not only significantly reduce your fire insurance rates (perhaps up to half--check with your insurance agent), but can also significantly reduce fire damage to structures.
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New General Aviation Terminal Building (Base Bid) New Terminal Building with 6,033sf 1st floor and 3,837sf 2nd level, open observation deck including mechanical, electrical and plumbing and surrounding porch; new water supply well; new septic tank and drainfield; new dry hydrant system; earthwork; new parking pavement; new drainage; new or relocated landscaping; new irrigation system; new fencing; removal of existing well and septic tank and drainfield; relocation of existing electrical utility; and other associated and ancillary work.