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fire engine

[ fahyuhr-en-juhn ]
/ ˈfaɪər ˌɛn dʒən /
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noun

a vehicle equipped for firefighting, now usually a motor truck having a motor-driven pump for shooting water or chemical solutions at high pressure.

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See also fire truck (def. 2). Compare ladder truck.

Origin of fire engine

First recorded in 1670–80
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fire engine

noun

a heavy road vehicle that carries firefighters and firefighting equipment to a fire
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