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Meaning of STANDPIPE

Pronunciation:  'stand`pIp

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a vertical pipe

STANDPIPE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: pipage, pipe, piping



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Stand"pipe`\, n.
1. (Engin.) 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. (Steam Boiler) A supply pipe of sufficient elevation to
   enable the water to flow into the boiler, notwithstanding
   the pressure of the steam. --Knight.