from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A portable track so arranged that it can be laid on a street railroad for the passage of cars over lines of hose from a fire-engine, which may be laid across the track during a fire. Also called hose-jumper, hose-protector, and hose-shield.


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