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fire company

a company of firefighters.
a fire-insurance company.
Origin of fire company
An Americanism dating back to 1730-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • When I entered the army I knew absolutely nothing of the details of army life; had never even drilled with a fire company.

    The Black Phalanx Joseph T. Wilson
  • Across from the chapel the Hibernian fire company was stationed.

  • Mr. Forbes, the efficient foreman of the fire company, was the right sort of man for the work.

  • When we do get out of this shall we be as big as any other fire company or bigger?

    The Spirit of 1906 George W. Brooks
  • Nor would he permit the fire company to play their chemical hose.

    Captain Pott's Minister Francis L. Cooper
  • Our fire company at home could beat the alignment of this bunch.

    The Battleship Boys at Sea Frank Gee Patchin
  • It's never been right since I hurt it with the fire company.

    Homeburg Memories George Helgesen Fitch
  • Another night like this, and he'd be ready for emergency drill with a fire company.

    In And Out Edgar Franklin
  • He founded a fire company, assisted in founding a hospital, and improved the cleaning and lighting of streets.

  • The society possesses a fire-engine of their own making, and have organized a fire company to work it.

    Travels Through North America, v. 1-2 Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach
British Dictionary definitions for fire company

fire company

an insurance company selling policies relating to fire risk
(US) an organized body of firemen
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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