firehorse

[ fahyuh r-hawrs ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌhɔrs /

noun

a horse used to pull a horse-drawn fire engine.

Nearby words

  1. firefighter,
  2. firefighting,
  3. fireflood,
  4. firefly,
  5. fireguard,
  6. firehouse,
  7. fireless,
  8. fireless cooker,
  9. firelight,
  10. firelock

Origin of firehorse

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; fire + horse

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