fire hydrant


: a pipe usually in the street that provides water especially for putting out fires

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Police responded to a call about a disabled vehicle near Laurel and Pearl roads at 1:19 a.m. Dec. 18 and found that the driver had struck a fire hydrant. Brian Lisik, cleveland, 17 Jan. 2023 Now, he’s landed at No. 1 on multiple charts all over the globe and this thing is streaming like a fire hydrant. Melinda Newman, Billboard, 25 Mar. 2022 Yes, the sweat will be excreted one way or the other, but your armpits won’t suddenly turn into a fire hydrant. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 24 Dec. 2021 The fire hydrant is constructed of fiberglass and reinforced with 1,000 feet of steel. Kristi Eaton, Chron, 13 Sep. 2021 In 2004, a similar intrusion caused a woman in Baltimore to crash her car into a fire hydrant. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 16 June 2021 The driver went through the windshield and landed in the parking lot, and the empty car careened into multiple light poles, concrete parking stops and a fire hydrant in the plaza before landing on its roof in the middle of the road and bursting into flames, authorities said. Brooke Baitinger,, 30 Apr. 2021 There were even kids playing from this fire hydrant that was broken. E. Alex Jung, Vulture, 20 Apr. 2021 In the 2009 incident outside his mansion in Florida, Woods crashed a Cadillac Escalade into a tree and fire hydrant, giving him a cut lip and sore neck. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, 7 Mar. 2021 See More

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“Fire hydrant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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