a portable container, usually filled with special chemicals for putting out a fire.
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How to use fire extinguisher in a sentence
Baking soda can be used in place of an extinguisher on a small fire, but a fire extinguisher is really the best thing to use.Hints From Heloise: Housewarming gift gets recipient fired up | Heloise Heloise | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
Dozens of officers were wounded, including some who were struck with a fire extinguisher and another who was dragged down a set of steps and attacked by the crowd.How the rioters who stormed the Capitol came dangerously close to Pence | Ashley Parker, Carol D. Leonnig, Paul Kane, Emma Brown | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
Others were hitting them from below, armed with metal poles ripped from scaffolding, wooden 2-by-4 boards, bats, sledgehammers, table legs and 50-pound fire extinguishers.How battered D.C. police made a stand against the Capitol mob | Peter Hermann | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
A Capitol Police officer was struck in the helmet by a fire extinguisher, evaluated at a hospital and cleared to return to duty.Retired firefighter accused of attacking police, man carrying Confederate flag charged in Capitol riots | Spencer Hsu, Rachel Weiner, Ann Marimow | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
While some news reports had said an unnamed officer was in critical condition after being bludgeoned with a fire extinguisher, family members did not have details of his injuries.“This Political Climate Got My Brother Killed”: Officer Brian Sicknick Died Defending the Capitol. His Family Waits for Answers. | by J. David McSwane | January 8, 2021 | ProPublica
One security guard reported that the fire extinguisher failed to work when he tried to douse the flames.
Cuccinelli helped the driver out of the cab of the truck and then went in search of a fire extinguisher.
Tupac was 17 or 18 years old when he stopped me from hitting this guy over the head with a fire extinguisher.
The cutting contempt of Mrs. James W. Colton's remark was fire-extinguisher sufficient for that night.The Rise of Roscoe Paine | Joseph C. Lincoln
The fire extinguisher has been developing ever since man learned to fear fire.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
"Golly," said Ben Ruby, seizing a fire extinguisher from the wall and turning it on the blaze.The Onslaught from Rigel | Fletcher Pratt
Tell me, do you know where the nearest fire extinguisher is fastened; I remember seeing some around the grounds here?The Boy Scouts at the Panama-Pacific Exposition | Howard Payson
The value of a fire extinguisher depends upon the amount of carbon dioxide and water which it can furnish.General Science | Bertha M. Clark
British Dictionary definitions for fire-extinguisher
a portable device for extinguishing fires, usually consisting of a canister with a directional nozzle used to direct a spray of water, chemically generated foam, inert gas, or fine powder onto the fire
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