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water main

noun [C]  /ˈwɔ·t̬ər ˌmeɪn, ˈwɑt̬·ər/ us  
a large underground pipe that supplies water to buildings in an area of a city or town
Translations of “water main”
in Chinese (Traditional) (某一地區的)給水乾管,總水管…
in Chinese (Simplified) (某一地区的)给水干管,总水管…
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