fire engine


Definition of fire engine

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

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As their names were read, a silver fire engine bell rang out for each of them. Jess Nocera,, "Howard County reflects and remembers lives lost during 9/11 attacks," 11 Sep. 2019 San Diego Fire-Rescue spokeswoman Monica Muñoz said the fire was out at 3:38 p.m. Four fire engines responded to the fire, and National City assisted. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Firefighters knock down Mountain View house fire," 29 Aug. 2019 The firefighter was part of the first fire engine crew to arrive at a house fire in the 4000 block of Meadow Lake Lane, near San Felipe and Weslayan. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Firefighter hospitalized while fighting 2-alarm house fire in River Oaks," 19 July 2019 As of Sunday, the fire was being fought by 721 people in 15 different crews with 30 fire engines. Rocky Baier, azcentral, "'It's a very bad place to have a fire': Woodbury Fire burns 36K acres with no containment," 17 June 2019 At least 237 fire personnel, 32 fire engines and two helicopters were involved in the response to the Pawnee Fire on Sunday morning. Michael Mcgough, Jordan Cutler-tietjen And Cassie Dickman, sacbee, "North state fires surpass 12,000 acres as Lake County blaze continues to grow," 25 June 2018 After years of raising money, a local fire department has replaced a 2001 emergency vehicle with a brand-new one that is far less expensive than a fire engine and easier to maneuver on narrow roads. Akira Kyles,, "Lineboro fire company replaces 18-year-old medical support response unit with new Tahoe," 26 Aug. 2019 Then, in January, the department failed to respond to a car fire one mile from the station because nobody qualified to drive a fire engine was on hand. Steven Martinez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Recovering from recent scandals, the Hales Corners Fire Department announces a new chief," 23 Aug. 2019 An ambulance in front of the dump truck is smashed up against the back of a fire engine, which is resting against the right guardrail. Eric Levenson, CNN, "Dump truck strikes two state troopers and multiple pedestrians in New Jersey," 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of fire engine

1626, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of fire engine

: a truck that has equipment for putting out fires

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Kids Definition of fire engine

: a truck equipped to fight fires

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