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fire brigade

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noun

a group of firefighters, especially as formed temporarily or called upon to assist a fire department in an emergency.
a small fire department privately employed by an institution.

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Nearby words

fire balloon, fire beetle, fire blanket, fire blight, fire boss, fire brigade, fire cherry, fire chief, fire clay, fire company, fire control

Origin of fire brigade

First recorded in 1825–35
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fire brigade


noun

mainly British an organized body of firefighters
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