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 Television footage showed a fire truck and ambulance at the scene and police blocking traffic. Leila Miller Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 9 July 2021 There's been no instance where marchers have blocked an ambulance or fire truck in Houston, according to Fire Cheif Samuel Peña. Jay R. Jordan, Chron, 26 May 2021 But Lewis was able to diffuse the situation, and the group soon moved back toward the sidewalk to let a fire truck through. Amanda Blanco,, 21 Apr. 2021 As a fire truck passed through the intersection, its driver looked at an activist on the corner and blew her a kiss, prompting a cheer. New York Times, 20 Apr. 2021 But fishing boats will collide in the fog on Frenchman Bay, a fire truck will end up at the bottom of the harbor, and the gang will get caught in a hellacious lightning storm atop Cadillac Mountain. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Apr. 2021 The payload that attackers are tasked with guiding to the end of the map is a fire truck, which is just wonderful. Kris Holt, Forbes, 20 May 2021 Last year, eight vehicles, including a couple police cars, service vehicles, a fire truck and the animal warden, drove around the neighborhood on a pre-determined route. Cameron Fields, cleveland, 28 Apr. 2021 Strong winds and drought conditions also fueled a wildfire in western North Dakota, where a firefighter was injured in a fire truck crash due to low visibility from smoke. Staff And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of fire truck

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fire truck was in 1855

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15 Jul 2021

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“Fire truck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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