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fire company

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noun
  1. a company of firefighters.
  2. a fire-insurance company.
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Origin of fire company

An Americanism dating back to 1730–40
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Examples from the Web for fire company

Historical Examples of fire company

  • She would be glad to "knit up Care's raveled sleeve," or the hose for a fire-company.

    The World on Wheels and Other Sketches

    Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) Taylor

  • The reader has already made the acquaintance of the fire-company and engine known as Red Rover Three.

    Phaeton Rogers

    Rossiter Johnson

  • "The fire-company deserves all the credit, Harry," said Anderson magnanimously.

    Anderson Crow, Detective

    George Barr McCutcheon

  • I spoke to him last night when he was relieving guard, and asked him what fire-company he belonged to; and he said, none.


British Dictionary definitions for fire company

fire company

noun
  1. an insurance company selling policies relating to fire risk
  2. US an organized body of firemen
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