fire truck

noun

Definition of fire truck

: an automotive vehicle equipped with firefighting apparatus

Examples of fire truck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

The complex has its own paramedics, ambulances, firefighters and fire trucks; a command center monitors the entire encampment; and a commissary is set up like a school cafeteria. Elaine Ayala, ExpressNews.com, "A temporary migrant shelter was uncommonly temporary," 25 July 2019 Call 860-763-7512 or visit www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org for more information Tractors, fire trucks and antique autos will be on display, in addition to new exhibits scattered throughout the various museums. courant.com, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 24 July 2019 The idea was for people with autism to meet officers while also getting an up close look at police vehicles, SWAT trucks and fire trucks. Johnny Diaz, sun-sentinel.com, "Margate police join Autism outreach program," 23 July 2019 Harper looked out the window of a friend's hotel room and saw the ambulances and fire trucks responding to victims. CBS News, "Lighting strike injures 8 on Florida beach, one critically," 22 July 2019 Burbank firefighters from Station 12 extend the fire truck ladder 35 feet into the sky as part of a demonstration for Burbank Unified summer school students at Stevenson Elementary. Andrew J. Campa, latimes.com, "Burbank Unified summer-school students have a blast with local fire, police personnel," 2 July 2019 Two crashes, including one in which a semi tractor-trailer struck a Liberty Township fire truck, closed northbound Interstate 75 in Butler County overnight, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Jennifer Edwards Baker, Cincinnati.com, "Semi driver fell asleep, struck firetruck stopped at I-75 crash, troopers say," 9 July 2019 The city finance director suggested starting with a fire truck, financed by selling up to $4 million in bonds. Gregory Barber, WIRED, "How a Blockchain Could Help Roll Out Berkeley’s Next Fire Truck," 9 July 2019 Chris Gorr, a Northbrook firefighter paramedic, was driving the fire truck with two colleagues aboard, was second to arrive. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "Woman who suffered cardiac arrest reunites with Northbrook police officer credited with helping save her life," 25 June 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'fire truck.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of fire truck

1855, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about fire truck

Statistics for fire truck

Last Updated

31 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for fire truck

The first known use of fire truck was in 1855

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on fire truck

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with fire truck

Spanish Central: Translation of fire truck

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about fire truck

Comments on fire truck

What made you want to look up fire truck? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a period when something is suspended

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!