sprinkler system

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sprinkler system

n.
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.

sprinkler system

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a fire-extinguishing system that releases water from overhead pipes through nozzles (sprinklers) opened automatically by a rise in temperature

sprin′kler sys`tem


n.
a system for automatically extinguishing fires in a building, consisting of overhead water pipes with outlet valves that open at a certain temperature.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sprinkler system - a system for extinguishing firessprinkler 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
nozzle, nose - a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged
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"
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The contract, announced on Monday, covers the installation of fire detection and alarm systems, a gas suppression and drencher system, a high sensitivity smoke detection system and a roof and in-rack sprinkler system.