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fire station

a building in which firefighting apparatus and usually fire department personnel are housed; firehouse.
Origin of fire station
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He found me pointing unwittingly to what was already a white speck sailing to the roof of the fire-station.

    My Lady Nicotine J. M. Barrie
  • “It was Lane that tied me—the fire-station warden,” Barrett went on.

  • As a rule, these messenger offices are near the fire-station.

  • If I've got any unsold I leave them at the fire-station and then they're fresh in the morning.

  • Pax outran him, saw the red lamp, found the fire-station door open, and leaped through with a yell of “Fire!”

    Post Haste R.M. Ballantyne
  • Rockets whizzed, the gun at the fire-station boomed in salute.

    Dry Fish and Wet Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen
  • Whether it be a school, or a fire-station, or a penitentiary, expenditure is lavish in providing a handsome building.

    The Amazing Argentine John Foster Fraser
  • The last man had had letters half a foot long, with a lamp like a fire-station.

    The Man from Archangel A. Conan Doyle
  • He knew that the first who should convey the alarm of fire to a fire-station would receive a shilling for his exertions.

    Life in the Red Brigade R.M. Ballantyne
  • Just as in a fire-station ample means of assistance is continuously in readiness immediately to answer an alarm from any quarter.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
British Dictionary definitions for fire-station

fire station

a building where firefighting vehicles and equipment are stationed and where firefighters on duty wait Also called (US) firehouse, station house
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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