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noun

a portable container, usually filled with special chemicals for putting out a fire.

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Origin of fire extinguisher

First recorded in 1830–40
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fire-extinguisher

noun

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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