hand tub

noun

: a fire-fighting apparatus consisting of an often tub-shaped reservoir of water pumped out through a hose by means of a pump with brakes that are rocked up and down by a number of persons on each side of the apparatus
also : such an apparatus together with the wagon it is mounted on

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“Hand tub.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hand%20tub. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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