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Fire engine   /fˈaɪər ˈɛndʒən/   Listen
Fire engine

Any of various large trucks that carry firemen and equipment to the site of a fire.  Synonym: fire truck.

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"Fire engine" Quotes from Famous Books

... to which she had pointed, she entered a low, spacious anteroom, in which was a brass fire engine, ladders, pails, and various other utensils for extinguishing a fire in the building, hung on the rough plastered wall which separated this room from the office of the city clerk. The centre of the opposite wall was occupied by two ...
— Uarda • Georg Ebers

... device, is a little dial apparatus by which a citizen can signal for a policeman, doctor, messenger, or carriage, as well as a fire engine, by the simple act of setting a hand on ...
— The Story Of Electricity • John Munro

... used to wet the sides of the ship, to prevent their splitting by the heat of the sun. It is also employed in small vessels for wetting the sails, to render them more efficacious in light breezes; this in large ships is done by the fire engine. ...
— The Sailor's Word-Book • William Henry Smyth

Words linked to "Fire engine" :   fire truck, truck, ladder truck, motortruck, aerial ladder truck

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