fire truck

noun

Definition of fire truck 

: an automotive vehicle equipped with firefighting apparatus

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After the service, bagpipes played as dozens of uniformed officers lined Lehigh Avenue and Hutchins’ casket was carried from the church and hoisted onto a fire truck for his final ride. Kelly Brennan, Philly.com, "Firefighter who died during training exercise is praised at funeral," 11 July 2018 Jennifer Garner took her two younger children — son Samuel Garner, 6, and daughter Seraphina Rose Elizabeth, 9 — on the ride of their life Wednesday, atop a fire truck during a Fourth of July parade in Los Angeles. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, "Parading Patriots! Jennifer Garner and Her Kids Ride Atop a Truck During Fourth of July Parade," 5 July 2018 On Friday, Chief Spadafora’s body was lifted off the back of a fire truck and carried into St. Thomas Church on Fifth Avenue the same way: swaddled in an American flag and laid in a Stokes basket. Benjamin Mueller, New York Times, "Funeral Is Held for Firefighter Killed by Ground Zero Toxins," 29 June 2018 In the center of the scene, flood lights from a hazmat fire truck illuminated the building’s exterior as teams continued their investigation. Alejandro Serrano, BostonGlobe.com, "At least 20 people hospitalized after Salem hazmat situation," 25 June 2018 James Harden sat atop a fire truck with a group of friends and associates. Tania Ganguli, latimes.com, "In a 'really, really good place,' James Harden gives back to the middle school he attended," 25 June 2018 Back in January, firefighters in Culver City, California, said that a Tesla with Autopilot engaged had plowed into the back of a fire truck at 65mph. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Why emergency braking systems sometimes hit parked cars and lane dividers," 8 June 2018 When a woman’s Tesla, driving on Autopilot, slammed into the back of a parked fire truck at 60 m.p.h. Nick Bilton, The Hive, "“It’s Not Up to Us What People Say”: Why We Can’t Bet on Silicon Valley to Save Us from Ourselves," 1 June 2018 Plus, a semi-autonomous Tesla sedan slammed into the back of a fire truck earlier this month. Howard Kurtz, Fox News, "Elon Musk veers off the road in assailing the media," 29 May 2018

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1855, in the meaning defined above

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