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fireplug

[fahyuh r-pluhg]
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noun
  1. fire hydrant.
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Origin of fireplug

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

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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