Definition of Standpipe

1. Noun. A vertical pipe.

Generic synonyms: Pipage, Pipe, Piping



Definition of Standpipe

1. n. A vertical pipe, open at the top, between a hydrant and a reservoir, to equalize the flow of water; also, a large vertical pipe, near a pumping engine, into which water is forced up, so as to give it sufficient head to rise to the required level at a distance.

Definition of Standpipe

1. Noun. A vertical pipe into which water is pumped so that a desired pressure is available at the bottom. ¹

2. Noun. The water supply of a building for the use of firefighters. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Standpipe

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Medical Definition of Standpipe

1. 1. A vertical pipe, open at the top, between a hydrant and a reservoir, to equalize the flow of water; also, a large vertical pipe, near a pumping engine, into which water is forced up, so as to give it sufficient head to rise to the required level at a distance. 2. A supply pipe of sufficient elevation to enable the water to flow into the boiler, notwithstanding the pressure of the steam. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Standpipe

standoff
standoffish
standoffishly
standoffishness
standoffs
standout
standouts
standover
standovers
standpat
standpat(a)
standpatter
standpatters
standpattism
standpattisms
standpipe (current term)
standpipes
standpoint
standpoints
stands
stands down
stands for
stands in
stands on ceremony
stands out
stands up
stands up against
stands up to
standstill
standstills

Literary usage of Standpipe

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Plaintiff also testified that he had used this standpipe before the time of his ... The lever referred to was on top of the spout of the standpipe and was ..."

2. Architecture and Building (1915)
"1 6:37 Fire Department operated one line of hose from standpipe on 3rd, ... 19 11:12 Employes used two house lines from standpipe in basement and ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1912)
"The special master found: That the standpipe in question was erected upon a ... The standpipe is 18 feet in diameter and 140 feet high above the top tenant ..."

4. Journal of the New England Water Works Association by New England Water Works Association (1915)
"The standpipe at Attleboro, one of the pioneers in this type, was constructed in 1904, ... The unattractiveness of an iron standpipe cannot be questioned, ..."

5. Building Code Recommended by the National Board of Fire Underwriters, New by National Board of Fire Underwriters (1915)
"standpipe REQUIREMENTS. Section 193. standpipes for Fire Department Use. 1. In existing buildings not already provided with a 4 inch or larger standpipe, ..."

6. Water-supply Engineering: The Designing and Constructing of Water-supply Systems by Amory Prescott Folwell (1917)
"The foundation of the standpipe should be absolutely solid, generally of concrete ... The tunnel admitting the pipe to the standpipe should be substantially ..."

7. Water-supply Engineering: The Designing and Constructing of Water-supply Systems by Amory Prescott Folwell (1917)
"The foundation of the standpipe should be absolutely solid, generally of ... The tunnel admitting the pipe to the standpipe should, be substantially arched ..."

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