fire·​house ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce firehouse (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Firefighters staffing the firehouse will be relocated to allow for the demolition of the current building, North Shore Assistant Fire Chief Daniel Tyk said. Alex Groth, Journal Sentinel, 17 Feb. 2023 Severide has been a firehouse staple as many around him have come and gone, with Casey (Jesse Spencer) saying goodbye most recently. Samantha Highfill,, 20 Jan. 2023 The firehouse prepares for their semiannual inspection; Brett desperately tries to save her paramedicine program; Commander Martin Pearce asks Severide for a favor. Olivia Mccormack, Washington Post, 11 Jan. 2023 McClellan won the nomination with 23,661 votes in Tuesday’s firehouse primary over Sen. Joe Morrissey, who netted just 3,782, and two other candidates. Matthew Barakat,, 22 Dec. 2022 Soon, an old firehouse will transform into Kensho Ryokan Hotel (set to open spring 2023). Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 Nov. 2022 Entire college-level papers have been written about firehouse cooking. Dallas News, 27 Oct. 2022 But because the district is so blue, Tuesday’s Democratic firehouse primary will likely determine the next member of Congress. Meagan Flynn, Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2022 Richmond rally-around: Democrats in Virginia are coalescing behind state Sen. Jennifer McClellan ahead of Tuesday’s firehouse primary. Ben Kamisar, NBC News, 16 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of firehouse was in 1869

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Cite this Entry

“Firehouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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