stirrup pump
noun Date: 1939 a portable hand pump held in position by a foot bracket and used for throwing a jet or spray of liquid

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  • stirrup pump — ► NOUN ▪ a hand operated water pump with a footrest resembling a stirrup, used to extinguish small fires …   English terms dictionary

  • stirrup pump — n. a hand pump for putting out fires, set in a bucket and held firm by a stirrup, or bracket, for one foot …   English World dictionary

  • stirrup pump — noun a small hand operated pump; the stirrup shaped base was placed in a bucket of water, a small hose could direct a stream onto small fires …   Wiktionary

  • stirrup pump — noun chiefly historical a portable hand operated water pump with a footrest resembling a stirrup, used to extinguish small fires …   English new terms dictionary

  • stirrup pump — /ˈstɪrəp pʌmp/ (say stiruhp pump) noun a small hand pump held steady by a foot bracket and used in firefighting …   Australian English dictionary

  • stirrup pump — noun a hand operated reciprocating pump; used in fighting fires • Hypernyms: ↑pump …   Useful english dictionary

  • stirrup pump — a small hand pump held steady by a stirruplike foot bracket, often used in firefighting. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • stirrup — n. 1 each of a pair of devices attached to each side of a horse s saddle, in the form of a loop with a flat base to support the rider s foot. 2 (attrib.) having the shape of a stirrup. 3 (in full stirrup bone) = STAPES. Phrases and idioms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • foot pump — noun 1. : a portable hand pump held in place by the foot : stirrup pump 2. : a pump operated by a treadle * * * foot pump, a portable pump, operated by hand, that has a bracket or stirrup for holding it in place by the pressure of the foot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Green Goddess — The Green Goddess is the colloquial name for the Bedford RLHZ Self Propelled Pump, a fire engine used originally by the AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service) and latterly by the British Armed Forces. These green painted vehicles were built between 1953… …   Wikipedia

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