fire truck


: an automotive vehicle equipped with firefighting apparatus

Examples of fire truck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the plane comes to a halt, fire trucks douse the plane with water. Saman Shafiq, USA TODAY, 8 May 2024 Instead, the first fire trucks arrived 11 minutes after the emergency call, with more arriving 19 minutes after the call. Lynsey Chutel, New York Times, 6 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for fire truck 

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fire truck was in 1855

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“Fire truck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

fire truck

: an automotive vehicle equipped for fighting fires

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