firehouse

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

Definition of firehouse

Examples of firehouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Adrien and Vincent get to the firehouse, the movie shifts gears and becomes a thriller. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 5 Oct. 2021 Though his name has not been released, WMAQ-TV identified him as an off-duty firefighter assigned to a firehouse on Chicago’s Far South Side. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 12 Sep. 2021 In addition to the firehouse, Wonder Works also is poised to purchase the former municipal building at 521-529 Main St. across from city hall. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, 7 Sep. 2021 Now there are three locations, each with its own character: the NuLu store is actually located in an old firehouse. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 26 July 2016 The firehouse, which once was the fire response headquarters for the entire city, closed in early 2020. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, 7 Oct. 2021 Critics of the Citizen app, for example, lament its firehouse of often context-free updates. Andy Meek, BGR, 19 May 2021 What: About 180 people will be spread out among 56 tables in the nonprofit venue's Under the Canopy series, which takes place beneath a 75-by-30-foot A-frame tent in the parking lot outside the historic firehouse (3010 Minnehaha Av. S., Mpls.). Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune, 29 Apr. 2021 In December 1950, this is what the Engine 46 firehouse, located on 12th Avenue near Geary, looked like. Peter Hartlaub, SFChronicle.com, 27 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of firehouse

1869, in the meaning defined above

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19 Nov 2021

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“Firehouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/firehouse. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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firehouse

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firehouse

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fire·​house | \ ˈfīr-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce firehouse (audio) \

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