fire extinguisher

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

Origin of fire extinguisher

First recorded in 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for fire-extinguisher


  1. 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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