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fire extinguisher

noun
1.
a portable container, usually filled with special chemicals for putting out a fire.
Origin of fire extinguisher
1830-1840
1830-40
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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.

  • A fire extinguisher came loose from its fastenings and started flying around the room in complete defiance of artificial gravity.

    Noble Redman Jesse Franklin Bone
  • Like a fire extinguisher he aimed it, straight in the middle of the uproar.

    Cabin Fever B. M. Bower
  • He had a coyote skin on the foot of his bed, and he raised himself up and reached for it as one reaches for a fire extinguisher.

    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
  • The fire extinguisher came whizzing across the floor and cracked me on the shin.

    Noble Redman Jesse Franklin Bone

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