What does standpipe mean?

Definitions for standpipeˈstændˌpaɪp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. standpipe(noun)

    a vertical pipe


  1. standpipe(Noun)

    A vertical pipe into which water is pumped so that a desired pressure is available at the bottom.

  2. standpipe(Noun)

    The water supply of a building for the use of firefighters.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Standpipe(noun)

    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. Standpipe(noun)

    a supply pipe of sufficient elevation to enable the water to flow into the boiler, notwithstanding the pressure of the steam


  1. Standpipe

    In North America, a standpipe is a type of rigid water piping which is built into multi-story buildings in a vertical position, to which fire hoses can be connected, allowing manual application of water to the fire. Within the context of a building, a standpipe serves the same purpose as a fire hydrant. In many other countries, hydrants in streets are below ground level. Fire trucks carry standpipes and key, and there are bars on the truck. The bar is used to lift a cover in the road, exposing the hydrant. The standpipe is then "sunk" into the hydrant, and the hose is connected to the exposed ends of the standpipe. The bar is then combined with the key, and is used to turn the hydrant on and off.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of standpipe in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of standpipe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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