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[hahy-druh nt] /ˈhaɪ drənt/

an upright pipe with a spout, nozzle, or other outlet, usually in the street, for drawing water from a main or service pipe, especially for fighting fires.
a water faucet.
an outlet from a water main, usually consisting of an upright pipe with a valve attached, from which water can be tapped for fighting fires See also fire hydrant

1806, a hybrid coined in American English from Greek hydr-, stem of hydor “water” (see water (n.1)) + -ant.


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