from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various large motor vehicles that carry firefighters and equipment to a fire and support extinguishing operations, as by pumping water.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An early name for the steam-engine.
- noun An engine designed to throw a continuous stream of water through a hose upon a conflagration, for the purpose of extinguishing it.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun firefighting A
vehicleused by firefightersto pump water to fight a fire. Typically, a fire engine carries a supply of water and has the ability to connect to an external water supply.
- noun Any fire
apparatus, such as a fire truckor fire engine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun any of various large trucks that carry firemen and equipment to the site of a fire
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