A plumbing fixture commonly seen watering fences, sidewalks and roads. When properly adjusted, will also water a lawn. Easily damaged by lawnmowers and punk kids. If supplied with water from a well, they are prone to clogging. Comes in both portable forms for connecting to a garden hose, or permanent form for use in an in-ground sprinkler system. Available from home improvement stores such as Home Depot.
Sprin"kler (?), n.
One who sprinkles.
An instrument or vessel used in sprinkling; specifically, a watering pot.
© Webster 1913.
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