fireplug

[fahyuh r-pluhg]

noun


RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. firenado,
  2. firenze,
  3. firepan,
  4. firepit,
  5. fireplace,
  6. firepower,
  7. fireproof,
  8. fireproofing,
  9. fireroom,
  10. firesafe

Origin of fireplug

First recorded in 1705–15; fire + plug

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Examples from the Web for fireplug

  • He removed a sliding panel marked "L-Filler-Spout" and there it was before his eyes, looking almost like a fireplug.

    The Brain|Alexander Blade
  • He gave it a more thorough examination than a dog gives a fireplug.

    Jubilation, U.S.A.|G. L. Vandenburg


British Dictionary definitions for fireplug

fireplug

noun

another name (esp US and NZ) for fire hydrant
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Word Origin and History for fireplug

fireplug

n.

1713, from fire (n.) + plug (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper