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engine house

  1. a building in which a fire engine is stationed.
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Origin of engine house

First recorded in 1725–35
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for engine house

Historical Examples

  • Aye, the three in the engine-house, how came I to forget them?

    The House Under the Sea

    Sir Max Pemberton

  • You'll find him down yonder, in the cellar beyond the engine-house.

    The House Under the Sea

    Sir Max Pemberton

  • If he could only get to the engine-house before Charley Lomax, the chief!

    Back Home

    Eugene Wood

  • Gregory grasped the rail of the engine-house and braced himself for the shock.

    El Diablo

    Brayton Norton

  • It may have been an engine-house, or some sort of a public hall.