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fire extinguisher

a portable container, usually filled with special chemicals for putting out a fire.
Origin of fire extinguisher
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The fire extinguisher has been developing ever since man learned to fear fire.

  • Mr. Harrod came with a fire extinguisher and attacked the flames.

  • Like a fire extinguisher he aimed it, straight in the middle of the uproar.

    Cabin Fever B. M. Bower
  • He snatched a fire extinguisher off the wall of the office and squirted its contents full in the bear's face.

    The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
  • Ivry wan to his taste as th' man said whin he dhrank out iv th' fire extinguisher.

    Mr. Dooley's Philosophy Finley Peter Dunne
  • "Golly," said Ben Ruby, seizing a fire extinguisher from the wall and turning it on the blaze.

    The Onslaught from Rigel Fletcher Pratt
  • The value of a fire extinguisher depends upon the amount of carbon dioxide and water which it can furnish.

    General Science Bertha M. Clark

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