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fire extinguisher

noun

: a metal container filled with chemicals that is used to put out a fire

Full Definition of FIRE EXTINGUISHER

:  a portable or wheeled apparatus for putting out small fires by ejecting extinguishing chemicals

First Known Use of FIRE EXTINGUISHER

1849

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