fire hydrant
fire hydrant fire hydrant n. an upright hydrant that can supply large volumes of water to use in fighting a fire. They are commonly placed at intervals at the street edge of a sidewalk, spaced for convenience in suppressing fires in towns.

Syn: fireplug, plug. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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