cistern Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"cistern" in British English

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cisternnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsɪs.tən/  us   /-tɚn/
a ​container in which ​water is ​stored, ​especially one ​connected to a ​toilet or in the ​roof of a ​house
(Definition of cistern from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cisternnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɪs·tərn/
a ​largecontainer for ​storingwater, esp. one ​kept on the ​roof of a ​largebuilding to ​catchrain
(Definition of cistern from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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