AskDefine | Define standpipe

Dictionary Definition

standpipe n : a vertical pipe

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A vertical pipe into which water is pumped so that a desired pressure is available at the bottom.
  2. The water supply of a building for the use of firefighters.

Extensive Definition

Standpipe may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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