feminine noun
1. (reservoir) 
a. cistern 
El agua que se acumula en la cisterna del jardín procede de la lluvia.The water stored in the cistern in the garden comes from rainwater.
b. tank 
La ayuda humanitaria llegó a la zona del terremoto con cisternas de agua potable.The humanitarian aid effort reached the earthquake zone with tanks filled with drinking water.
2. (flushing system) 
a. cistern 
El aseo no se puede usar porque la cisterna está estropeada.The toilet is out of order because the cistern is broken.
1. (de retrete) 
a. cistern 
2. (aljibe, tanque) 
a. tank 
cistern; tank
buque cisterna tanker
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