fireplug

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fireplug an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fireplug A device for connecting the supply-pipe of a fire-engine with a water-main in case of fire.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fireplug a plug placed in a pipe which supplies water in case of fire
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fýr; Ger. feuer; Gr. pyr.

Usage

In literature:

He gave it a more thorough examination than a dog gives a fireplug.
"Jubilation, U.S.A." by G. L. Vandenburg
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In news:

Gonzalez, 60, is a burly fireplug of a man with a quick, jovial grin that's served him well over his 20 years in politics.
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