fire truck


Definition of fire truck

: an automotive vehicle equipped with firefighting apparatus

Examples of fire truck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kids were able to climb aboard large vehicles, including a fire truck and an excavator. Beth Mlady, cleveland, 4 Aug. 2022 Several emergency response vehicles, including a fire truck and an ambulance, were also seen in the area as bystanders watched nearby. Lawrence Richard, Fox News, 11 July 2022 Images taken at the crash scene showed the front of a sedan stuck underneath the back of the fire truck. Greg Norman, Fox News, 22 Aug. 2022 Hayes left the roadway westbound at Flower Hill Way, where the fire truck wrecked in a thicket about a quarter mile from the road. William Thornton |, al, 7 Aug. 2022 Limestone County authorities say a man who had already stolen a vehicle managed to steal and wreck both an ambulance and a fire truck early Sunday morning. William Thornton |, al, 7 Aug. 2022 Additional units were called as the fire upgraded to a working-fire alarm, meaning one fire engine and one fire truck were required on the scene. Ashley Barrientos, Baltimore Sun, 11 July 2022 Crabb also explained that the law was geared toward safety, suggesting that drivers listening to loud music might not be able to hear the sirens of a police car, fire truck, or ambulance. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 7 July 2022 The public was invited to tour Fire Station 9 on Friday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and fire truck push. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 26 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fire truck

1855, in the meaning defined above

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25 Sep 2022

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“Fire truck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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