fireplug
noun Date: 1713 hydrant

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fireplug — 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 for convenience in suppressing fires in towns. Syn: fire hydrant, plug. [WordNet 1.5… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fireplug — 1713, from FIRE (Cf. fire) (n.) + PLUG (Cf. plug) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fireplug — [fīr′plug΄] n. a street hydrant to which a hose can be attached for fighting fires …   English World dictionary

  • fireplug — /fuyeur plug /, n. See fire hydrant. [1705 15; FIRE + PLUG] * * * …   Universalium

  • fireplug — noun /faɪ(ə)plʌɡ/ A fire hydrant …   Wiktionary

  • fireplug — Synonyms and related words: Foamite, acid, automatic sprinkler, carbon tet, carbon tetrachloride, carbon dioxide foam, deck gun, deluge set, extinguisher, fire apparatus, fire engine, fire hose, fire hydrant, foam, foam extinguisher, hook and… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fireplug — fire|plug [ faır,plʌg ] noun count AMERICAN a FIRE HYDRANT …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fireplug — n. fire hydrant, upright water pipe with places where fire hoses can be attached …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fireplug — noun 1》 US a hydrant for a fire hose. 2》 N. Amer. informal a short, stocky person, especially an athlete …   English new terms dictionary

  • fireplug — noun (C) AmE a fire hydrant …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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