sprinkler system(redirected from drencher system)
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1. A fire-extinguishing system consisting of a network of overhead pipes that release water automatically when a predetermined temperature has been reached.
2. A system of underground pipes attached to sprinkler heads, used to water lawns.
(Mechanical Engineering) a fire-extinguishing system that releases water from overhead pipes through nozzles (sprinklers) opened automatically by a rise in temperature
a system for automatically extinguishing fires in a building, consisting of overhead water pipes with outlet valves that open at a certain temperature.
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|Noun||1.||sprinkler system - a system for extinguishing fires; water from a network of overhead pipes is released through nozzles that open automatically with the rise in temperature|
siamese connection, siamese - an inlet with two or more couplings to which a hose can be attached so that fire engines can pump water into the sprinkler system of a building
system - instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"