[Vocabulary] What is the described water outlet called?

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In highway rest areas or urban parks, there are purified water outlets for people to drink cold water free of charge. People press a button and cold water spills out like a parabola.

Is there a special name for the device? Thank you.
 

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In highway rest areas or urban parks, there are purified water outlets for people to drink cold water free of charge. People press a button and cold water spills out like a parabola.

Is there a special name for the device? Thank you.


I think the word you are looking for is a water fountain or drinking fountain.
Hope it helped.
 

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In most places in the US such a device would be called a "water fountain" or "drinking fountain." There are a few areas, however, that refer to it as a "bubbler." But even if you were visiting one of those "bubbler" regions the local folks would know what you meant if you asked for directions to a "drinking fountain." :)
 

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The type of facility which the water stored in a tank comes down through a lever tap instead of shooting upwards is called a water dispenser, as in coffee dispenser. You have to use a cup though.
http://www.spritzer.com.my/main/services.htm


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Does 'a water outlet' work in making people understand it is intended to mean a drinking fountain?
 

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Does 'a water outlet' work in making people understand it is intended to mean a drinking fountain?

You see a tall box with a spout, a lever and a drainage outlet. How else do you use it? I don't think there is any 'instruction for use' or an identification tag to say 'drinking fountain'.
 

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Does 'a water outlet' work in making people understand it is intended to mean a drinking fountain?

Not to me- a water outlet doesn't sound like something to drink from.
 
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