Meaning of sprinkler

sprin•kler

Pronunciation: (spring'klur), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various devices for sprinkling, as a watering pot, a container of water with a perforated top used to sprinkle clothes before ironing, or esp. a perforated ring or small stand with a revolving nozzle to which a hose is attached for watering a lawn with a fine, even spray.
  2. a person who sprinkles.
—v.t.
  1. to provide (a warehouse, school, office building, etc.) with a sprinkler system.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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