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Definition of "sprinkler" [sprin•kler]

  • One that sprinkles, especially: (noun)
  • An outlet on a sprinkler system. (noun)
  • A device with perforations through which water issues from a hose to sprinkle a lawn. (noun)
  • A sprinkler system. (noun)
  • To equip with a sprinkler system. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sprinkler" in a sentence
  • "I've found that one of these tubs (we just "upgraded" from a 30 gallon to a 45 gallon model this summer - $25 at the hardware store) and a good sprinkler is all the water fun my small children need."
  • "Moose in a Sprinkler - Running through a sprinkler is a fun way to cool off on a hot summer day, for young humans as well as young moose!"
  • "The sprinkler is a light brass rose, about 1½ inches diameter and less than two inches high entire, the distributer being a revolving head fitted loosely to the body of the fixed portion, which is made to screw into a half inch tube connection."