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fire hydrant

a hydrant for use in extinguishing fires.
Also called fireplug.
Origin of fire hydrant
First recorded in 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Ex-private William E. Peck sat down on a fire hydrant and cursed with rage.

    The Go-Getter Peter B. Kyne
  • Then she seized my arm—thereby almost wrecking us against a fire hydrant—and clung to me, sobbing.

    The Book of Susan Lee Wilson Dodd
  • And Mrs. Garvey turns the color of a fire hydrant clear up into her permanent wave.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • I whispered to Westy, That would be a good place for the inventor to park, in front of a fire hydrant.

British Dictionary definitions for fire hydrant

fire hydrant

a hydrant for use as an emergency supply for fighting fires, esp one in a street Also called (esp US and NZ) fireplug
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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