fire engine

noun
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018

Definition of fire engine

: a usually mobile apparatus for directing an extinguishing agent upon fires; especially : fire truck

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Definition of fire engine for English Language Learners

  • : a truck that has equipment for putting out fires


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fire engine

noun

Definition of fire engine for Students

: a truck equipped to fight fires

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