standpipe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

stand +‎ pipe

Noun[edit]

standpipe (plural standpipes)

  1. A vertical pipe into which water is pumped so that a desired pressure is available at the bottom.
    1. (by extension) A vertical pipe used as an overflow protection drain in certain domestic plumbing fixtures (e.g. flush toilets).
  2. The water supply of a building for the use of firefighters.