Meaning of CISTERN in English


n. 1 a tank for storing water, esp. one in a roof-space supplying taps or as part of a flushing lavatory. 2 an underground reservoir for rainwater.

[ ME f. OF cisterne f. L cisterna (as CIST(2)) ]

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