water main

noun
main (a pipe or conduit) for conveying water (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑main
Part Holonyms: ↑water system, ↑water supply, ↑water

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noun, pl ⋯ mains [count]
: a large underground pipe that carries water

The water main burst/broke and flooded the street.

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ˈwater main [water main] noun
a large underground pipe that supplies water to buildings, etc.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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