plumbing system

utility consisting of the pipes and fixtures for the distribution of water or gas in a building and for the disposal of sewage
Syn: ↑plumbing
Hypernyms: ↑utility
Part Meronyms: ↑plumbing fixture

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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