fire extinguisher


Definition of fire extinguisher

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

Examples of fire extinguisher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the closing argument, Binger argued that the drone video showed Rittenhouse setting down his fire extinguisher and pointing his gun, who would then chase him. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 Nov. 2021 Eleven months before the deadly Conception fire, those on a dive trip on the Vision saw a battery being charged spark flames, which was then smothered with a dry chemical fire extinguisher and tossed in a bucket. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2021 The Bolide's structure is being designed to deliver protection equivalent to FIA safety standards and will include an automatic fire extinguisher system, a bladder fuel tank, and six-point safety harnesses. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 13 Aug. 2021 So Pallamary ran into another store and borrowed a second fire extinguisher. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 July 2021 Though the two women later made up, Sonja had to be physically removed from the fight and broke a glass fire extinguisher case in the hotel. Jodi Guglielmi,, 20 July 2021 Basic and durable, this fire extinguisher is a safe option for most homes. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, 3 June 2021 Rescue workers tried to put out the blaze with a small fire extinguisher. Fox News, 18 May 2021 Luckily, Azah acts quickly, gets the fire extinguisher, and deals with it while everyone outside comes back in to assess the mess. Kyle Fowle,, 3 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of fire extinguisher

1810, in the meaning defined above

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21 Dec 2021

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“Fire extinguisher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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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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