from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An organized body of firefighters.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A group of people within a corporation or industrial site, organized for the purpose of putting out fires, usually in addition to their normal job.
- n. An organization, often part of a local government, whose purpose is preventing and putting out fires.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an organized body of men for extinguished fires.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An organized body of firemen belonging to a particular town or district.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a private or temporary organization of individuals equipped to fight fires
- n. British name for a fire department
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He heard shouts and rattlings, and turned to see the fire brigade from the village finally arriving, far too late to do any good, at least half an hour after he had sent his nearest neighbor calling for help.
When the vicarage caught fire he distinguished himself also by the fearlessness with which he reentered the building to save prop - erty, after the local fire brigade had given it up as impossible.