Meaning of CISTERN in English

CISTERN

transcription, транскрипция: [ sɪstə(r)n ]

( cisterns)

1.

A cistern is a container which stores the water supply for a building, or that holds the water for flushing a toilet. ( mainly BRIT; in AM, usually use tank )

= tank

N-COUNT

2.

A cistern is a container for storing rain water. ( mainly AM; in BRIT, usually use water butt )

N-COUNT

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.