fire truck
noun Date: 1935 an automotive vehicle equipped with firefighting apparatus

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fire truck — fire trucks N COUNT A fire truck is a large vehicle which carries fire fighters and equipment for putting out fires. [AM, AUSTRALIAN] (in BRIT, usually use fire engine) …   English dictionary

  • fire truck — n AmE a ↑fire engine …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fire truck — fire ,truck noun count AMERICAN a FIRE ENGINE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fire truck — fire′ truck n. aum trs fire engine • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • fire truck — noun any of various large trucks that carry firemen and equipment to the site of a fire • Syn: ↑fire engine • Hypernyms: ↑truck, ↑motortruck • Hyponyms: ↑ladder truck, ↑aerial ladder truck * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • fire truck — noun /faɪɚ tɹʌk/ a) A ladder truck, a vehicle used by firefighters to gain access to the upper stories of a building. Typically, a fire truck has a hydraulic system which operates a large, heavy duty ladder mounted on top of the truck body, space …   Wiktionary

  • fire truck — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fire truck : singular fire truck plural fire trucks American a fire engine …   English dictionary

  • Fire\ truck — Phrase used to reserve a seat when one gets up. Ed: You can t sit there! Ted: Why not? Ed: I called fire truck …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Fire\ truck — Phrase used to reserve a seat when one gets up. Ed: You can t sit there! Ted: Why not? Ed: I called fire truck …   Dictionary of american slang

  • fire truck — truck used to transport firemen and equipment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fire truck. — See fire engine. [1930 35; FIRE + TRUCK1] * * * …   Universalium

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