American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See fire station.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A house containing a fire; a dwelling-house, as opposed to a barn, stable, or other outhouse.
- n. US, firefighting A fire station
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a building housing firemen and the apparatus they use to extinguish fires.
- n. a station housing fire apparatus and firemen
- fire + house (Wiktionary)
“Now, what I would do -- not that I'm king of the world -- but if I were Howard Dean or Donna Brazile, our pal, who is on the rules committee I would have what they call a firehouse caucus.”
“Fasone said the thing that has meant most to the firehouse is the recognition.”
“Left burning continuously in firehouse as a nightlight over the fire trucks.”
“She called the firehouse and let them know of the plight of the missing men.”
“Michigan party leaders have talked this week about a so-called firehouse caucus, where voters cast secret ballots over the course of a day.”
“But David mentioned that the money can be raised in a primary in Michigan -- it's sometimes called a firehouse primary, where people go to the firehouses, where there are libraries and special places for people to go to -- can be paid for by fund-raising within the DNC apparatus, within the Obama and the Clinton campaigns.”
“Michigan earlier this week raised the prospect of staging a so-called firehouse caucus at which voters cast ballots during the course of a day rather than gathering at a town-hall meeting in the evening, as most caucuses do.”
“Then called my firehouse to see what was going on.”
“We are told that the firehouse, which is a couple of miles behind us on the barrier island, has lost part of its roof and has lost a door and is flooded inside; that other homes in this are have lost their roofs.”
“But by the time we got to the firehouse, which is right down here — between here and Betsy's — the water was already across the road.”
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