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fire hydrant

a hydrant for use in extinguishing fires.
Also called fireplug.
Origin of fire hydrant
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
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  • The fire hydrant of the future will have a new mission in addition to fighting fires.
  • Also, the online pix look identical yet the magazine article said the fire hydrant was added.
  • It's so cold, my dog is stuck to the fire hydrant with his leg in the air.
  • Whether it was the yellow streetlights, the cross lights at the intersections, or the color of the red fire hydrant.
  • Opening a fire hydrant on a hot day now requires new levels of sophistication and mischief.
  • The police said the blast damaged a fire hydrant and broke the building's windows.
British Dictionary definitions for fire hydrant

fire hydrant

a hydrant for use as an emergency supply for fighting fires, esp one in a street Also called (esp US and NZ) fireplug
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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