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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.
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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
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stand•pipe

(ˈstændˌpaɪp)

n.
a vertical pipe or tower into which water is pumped to obtain a required head.
[1840–50]
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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.
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Translations

standpipe

[ˈstændpaɪp] N
1. (Tech) → columna f de alimentación
2. (in street) → fuente f provisional
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

standpipe

[ˈstændpaɪp] ncolonne f d'alimentation
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

standpipe

[ˈstændˌpaɪp] nfontanella
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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The cause was unknown, but witnesses speculated that a standpipe had been damaged or tampered with by contractors.
As well as damaging supplies the standpipe bandits operating the illegal equipment are drawing on water they have not paid for.
According to Coventry-based Severn Trent, the demolition company used a standpipe to take water for their own purposes without permission or payment.
A statement from Irish Water said: "Limerick City and County Council installed one tap today to replace the existing standpipe and will be replacing the other standpipes with taps over the coming days."
The fire protection scope of work (to be performed by Meadowlands Fire Protection, a division of F&G Mechanical) includes design and installation of fire sprinklers, as well as installation of approximately 4,000 wet sprinklers, two standpipe risers, an electric fire pump, and a 16,000 gallon secondary water tank for system reliability.
Arctic Fox has released the Hot Fox in-tank/inline fuel warmer with auxiliary standpipe which warms fuel for both main engine and fuel fired coolant pre-heaters, cab warmers or other fuel-dependent products.
About 750,000 people were affected but the YWA said that no home should be more than 100 yards (91.4 m) from a standpipe. The summer had the longest period without rain for 80 years and it was feared some reservoirs - already depleted by the previous year's dry weather - would only be 15% full by early November.
* Minnows tend to hold in the top of the water column in your livewell, where the current may push them against the drain or standpipe. They may eventually clog the draining mechanism, causing the livewell to overflow.
A new standpipe has recently been installed at a council-run allotment site.
The 500,000-gallon pedestal tank replaced a standpipe that was constructed in 1905, according to Tnemec coating consultant Rick Penner.
Power Jacks designed and manufactured the main linear actuation unit engaging the machine with the reactor standpipe.