hydrant


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

hydrant

an outlet from a water main, usually consisting of an upright pipe with a valve attached, from which water can be tapped for fighting fires

hydrant

[′hī·drənt]
(civil engineering)

hydrant

1. An apparatus for drawing water directly from a main; consists of a hollow metal cylinder provided with one or more nozzles to which a hose may be attached, or with a valve or faucet, used for supplying large quantities of water.
References in periodicals archive ?
Charles is divided into quadrants for hydrant flushing: Northwest, Southwest, Southeast, and Northeast.
KARACHI -- The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) has written to the authorities seeking permission to register cases against 11 senior officials of the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) for patronising illegal hydrants in the city.
He directed Zaidi to furnish a personal affidavit to the effect that any officer in whose area any illegal hydrant was established in future, Zaidi will be held responsible and proceeded against according to the law.
Water spurting out of a damaged hydrant in Cardiff city centre yesterday
A Northumbrian Water spokesperson said: "We believe someone has tampered with the fire hydrant at Jesmond Park West today and we are looking into this.
VANDALS have put lives at risk by breaking open fire hydrants to cool down.
The evolution's cost and time savings led the air crew and the Naval Air Station Sigoneila airfield manager to request use of the hydrant to refuel the next time they fly through the region.
Severn Trent has urged anyone who spots a suspicious hydrant to: ?
Bapco, Air BP and Chevron have been awarded the right to supply aviation fuel and provide aircraft refuelling services at BIA while the purchase of the hydrant system assets were taken over by BJFCo from its current owners.
Handy Hydrant weighs between 75 and 90 pounds and can be folded up into a backpack or hoisted onto the bed of a pickup truck.
KARACHI -- The Supreme Court gave orders on Thursday to shut down all water hydrants in the city.
The contractors of hydrants should be clearly warned that if any hydrant contractor found involved in such practice stern action would be initiated against him, he added.