Meaning of CISTERN in English

CISTERN

(~s)

1.

A ~ 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

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2.

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

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