Standpipe meaning

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A large elevated vertical pipe or cylindrical tank that is filled with water to produce a desired pressure.
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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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A high vertical pipe or cylindrical tank for storing water and keeping it at a desired pressure, esp. such a large tank used in the water-supply system for a town, etc.
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A vertical pipe into which water is pumped so that a desired pressure is available at the bottom.
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The water supply of a building for the use of firefighters.
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