fire hydrant

noun
a hydrant for use in extinguishing fires.
Also called fireplug.


Origin:
1940–45

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fire hydrant
 
n
Also called (esp US and NZ): fireplug a hydrant for use as an emergency supply for fighting fires, esp one in a street

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Example sentences
The city allows the farm to draw water from a fire hydrant.
Toilets were installed, using water drawn from a fire hydrant.
The area around a fire hydrant must be kept clear for fire department access in
  the event of an emergency.
We are getting faster computers, ginormous storage, and a fire hydrant flow of
  information to drink.
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