fireboat
noun Date: 1849 a ship equipped with firefighting apparatus

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  • fireboat — noun A harbor boat designed for pumping high volumes of harbor water onto dockside fires …   Wiktionary

  • fireboat — n. boat equipped to fight fires …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fireboat — fire•boat [[t]ˈfaɪərˌboʊt[/t]] n. naut. navig. a powered vessel equipped to fight fires on boats, docks, shores, etc • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

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  • fireboat — noun a boat equipped to fight fires on ships or along a waterfront • Hypernyms: ↑boat * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a boat equipped with pumps and other apparatus for fighting fire on or from the water * * * /fuyeur boht /, n. a powered vessel equipped …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Duwamish (fireboat) — U.S. National Register of Historic Places U.S. National Historic Landmark …   Wikipedia

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