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fire company

a company of firefighters.
a fire-insurance company.
Origin of fire company
1730-40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The reader has already made the acquaintance of the fire-company and engine known as Red Rover Three.

    Phaeton Rogers Rossiter Johnson
  • She would be glad to "knit up Care's raveled sleeve," or the hose for a fire-company.

    The World on Wheels and Other Sketches Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) Taylor
  • "The fire-company deserves all the credit, Harry," said Anderson magnanimously.

    Anderson Crow, Detective George Barr McCutcheon
  • I spoke to him last night when he was relieving guard, and asked him what fire-company he belonged to; and he said, none.

British Dictionary definitions for fire-company

fire company

an insurance company selling policies relating to fire risk
(US) an organized body of firemen
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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