Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “sprinkler”


noun [C]    /ˈsprɪŋ·klər/
a device used in gardens and areas of grass for scattering drops of water over the ground
(Definition of sprinkler noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of sprinkler

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Stopping fires, but you might be interested in these topics from the Energy & fuels topic area:

More American English definitions for “sprinkler”

Definitions of “sprinkler” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

limber up

to do gentle exercises to stretch the muscles in order to prepare the body for more active physical exercise

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More