fire extinguisher


Definition of fire extinguisher 

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

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The music throughout the 10-episode season is gently jazzy, and the gags never get any sharper than, say, Groban spraying Danza with a fire extinguisher. Karen Han, Vox, "Josh Groban and Tony Danza’s appealing odd-couple dynamic can’t quite save The Good Cop," 21 Sep. 2018 Keep a bucket of water or fire extinguisher on hand. Gabe Hauari, The Courier-Journal, "Can I shoot fireworks in Louisville? Your July 4 questions answered," 28 June 2018 When camping, be sure to bring a shovel and bucket of water or other fire extinguisher, officials said. Nicole Blanchard, idahostatesman, "Idaho agencies bracing for 'interesting,' 'above-average' wildfire season," 28 June 2018 Crew members are better trained to act as firefighters and provided with better fire extinguishers. John Cox, USA TODAY, "Accidents that changed aviation: Controlling in-flight fires," 10 June 2018 While doing the work, Hudson noticed data pertaining to smoke detectors, first aid kits and fire extinguishers reported for Airbnb venues. Susan Soldavin, Howard County Times, "River Hill student's paper published by major journal [Clarksville]," 24 May 2018 On the floor, there were cans of beans, rows of water bottles and a fire extinguisher. Otis R. Taylor Jr., San Francisco Chronicle, "Homeless man in Oakland lives in a box while waiting to move in to a shed," 11 May 2018 The Kims were assaulted with bottles and a fire extinguisher, according to the suit. Jean Marbella,, "Question of responsibility for Baltimore riot damage spans 1968 and 2015 — and careers of notable legal family," 27 Apr. 2018 The flamethrower and fire extinguisher sales came after a similar, though less flashy, fundraiser by Musk to sell 50,000 Boring Co. branded hats for $20 each. Samantha Masunaga,, "Elon Musk's Boring Co. raises almost $113 million, mostly from Musk," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of fire extinguisher

1810, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fire extinguisher was in 1810

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English Language Learners Definition of fire extinguisher

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

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Kids Definition of fire extinguisher

: something (as a container filled with chemicals) used to put out a fire

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