fire engine


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.

Nearby words

  1. fire control,
  2. fire curtain,
  3. fire department,
  4. fire door,
  5. fire drill,
  6. fire escape,
  7. fire extinguisher,
  8. fire fighting,
  9. fire gilding,
  10. fire hall

Origin of fire engine

First recorded in 1670–80

Also called fire truck.

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British Dictionary definitions for fire engine

fire engine

noun

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