fire department

noun
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of fire department

1 : an organization for preventing or extinguishing fires; especially : a government division (as in a municipality) having these duties
2 : the members of a fire department

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First Known Use of fire department

1798

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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  • : an organization for preventing and putting out fires


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