fire hat

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noun

a helmet worn by a firefighter as a defense against falling materials from burning structures.

Nearby words

  1. fire escape,
  2. fire extinguisher,
  3. fire fighting,
  4. fire gilding,
  5. fire hall,
  6. fire hose,
  7. fire hydrant,
  8. fire insurance,
  9. fire irons,
  10. fire island

Origin of fire hat

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

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Examples from the Web for fire hat

  • "Let's go home," said he, as he surrendered his axe and fire-hat to a Hook-and-Ladder man.

    Phaeton Rogers|Rossiter Johnson