fire·​plug | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌpləg How to pronounce fireplug (audio) \

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A fireplug of a man, Sandnes chased down the ball and threw a perfect spiral back to Bray from about 35 yards, prompting a round of hoots and cheers from impressed players. Eric Olson, The Seattle Times, "Nebraska student managers keep Big Red operation running," 19 Aug. 2017 The few that stand out — Mr. Hall’s fireplug, Topher Grace’s glib fixer — make the labored introductions superfluous. A. O. Scott, New York Times, "Review: ‘War Machine’: Brad Pitt Has Met the Enemy. He Just Doesn’t Know It Yet.," 25 May 2017

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1713, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fireplug was in 1713

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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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