- nounmain (a pipe or conduit) for conveying water (Freq. 1)• Hypernyms: ↑main
* * *noun, pl ⋯ mains [count]: a large underground pipe that carries water
The water main burst/broke and flooded the street.
* * *ˈwater main [water main] nouna large underground pipe that supplies water to buildings, etc.
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water main — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms water main : singular water main plural water mains a large underground pipe that supplies water to a particular area … English dictionary
water main — a main pipe or conduit in a system for conveying water. [1795 1805] * * * … Universalium
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water main — wa′ter main n. civ conduit in a system for conveying water … From formal English to slang
water main — /ˈwɔtə meɪn/ (say wawtuh mayn) noun a main or principal pipe or conduit in a system for conveying water … Australian English dictionary