fire company


a company of firefighters.
a fire-insurance company.

Origin of fire company

An Americanism dating back to 1730–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fire company

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

    Anderson Crow, Detective|George Barr McCutcheon
  • The reader has already made the acquaintance of the fire-company and engine known as Red Rover Three.

    Phaeton Rogers|Rossiter Johnson
  • 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
  • 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


an insurance company selling policies relating to fire risk
US an organized body of firemen
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