Last modified on 17 December 2014, at 09:46

standpipe

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

stand +‎ pipe

NounEdit

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.