Origin of extinguisher
Examples from the Web for extinguisher
If one device overheats in a passenger cabin, that fire can be readily handled with an extinguisher.
Any one who puts the extinguisher on Matson would go to the electric chair sure, and nothing could save him.Baseball Joe in the World Series|Lester Chadwick
When the first extinguisher was exhausted he turned on the hose of another, and after that of a third.The Last of the Flatboats|George Cary Eggleston
The consul ostentatiously dropped the extinguisher from his candlestick.The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories|Bret Harte
1550s, agent noun from extinguish. As a mechanical device for putting out fires, from 1887.