fire engine

[ fahyuhr-en-juhn ]
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  1. a vehicle equipped for firefighting, now usually a motor truck having a motor-driven pump for shooting water or chemical solutions at high pressure.

Origin of fire engine

First recorded in 1670–80

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British Dictionary definitions for fire engine

fire engine

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

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