fire hydrant


noun

a hydrant for use in extinguishing fires.

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Also called fireplug.

Origin of fire hydrant

First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for fire hydrant

fire hydrant

noun

a hydrant for use as an emergency supply for fighting fires, esp one in a streetAlso called (esp US and NZ): fireplug
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