fire extinguisher

noun
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of fire extinguisher

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

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First Known Use of fire extinguisher

1810


FIRE EXTINGUISHER Defined for English Language Learners

fire extinguisher

noun

Definition of fire extinguisher for English Language Learners

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


FIRE EXTINGUISHER Defined for Kids

fire extinguisher

noun

Definition of fire extinguisher for Students

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

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