fire hose


: a hose used to spray water on a fire

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web An atmospheric river is like a fire hose that carries saturated air from the tropics to higher latitudes, dumping relentless rain or snow. Taylor Romine, CNN, 22 Mar. 2023 California already has been drenched by a fire hose of moisture from the Pacific Ocean that has led to flooding, landslides and toppled trees. Susan Montoya Bryan, ajc, 16 Mar. 2023 Tigers and penguins are known for projectile excretion that shoots out a fire hose, whereas wombats poop in cubes, sloths only poop once a month, and some wood-boring clams use poop chimneys to build a home. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 28 Feb. 2023 Their lifeline of a fire hose ran out, but sporadic calls for help beckoned above the car-alarm cacophony. Dan Barry, New York Times, 26 Feb. 2023 Months later, a Cruise AV ran over a fire hose that was in use. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 25 Feb. 2023

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“Fire hose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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