1. One that sprinkles, especially:
a. An outlet on a sprinkler system.
b. A device with perforations through which water issues from a hose to sprinkle a lawn.
2. A sprinkler system.
tr.v. sprin·klered, sprin·kler·ing, sprin·klers
To equip with a sprinkler system.
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