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fireplug

[fahyuh r-pluhg] /ˈfaɪərˌplʌg/
noun
Origin of fireplug
1705-1715
First recorded in 1705-15; fire + plug
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Examples from the Web for fireplug
Historical Examples
  • He gave it a more thorough examination than a dog gives a fireplug.

    Jubilation, U.S.A. G. L. Vandenburg
  • He removed a sliding panel marked "L-Filler-Spout" and there it was before his eyes, looking almost like a fireplug.

    The Brain Alexander Blade
British Dictionary definitions for fireplug

fireplug

/ˈfaɪəˌplʌɡ/
noun
1.
another name (esp US and NZ) for fire hydrant
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Word Origin and History for fireplug
n.

1713, from fire (n.) + plug (n.).

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