from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See fire engine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A ladder truck, a vehicle used by firefighters to gain access to the upper stories of a building. Typically, a fire truck has a hydraulic system which operates a large, heavy-duty ladder mounted on top of the truck body, space for portable ladders to be stored and compartments for holding other tools that may be needed. Unlike a fire engine, trucks do not have pumps or carry water.
  • n. Any fire apparatus, such as a fire truck or fire engine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various large trucks that carry firemen and equipment to the site of a fire


fire + truck (Wiktionary)


  • It had rolled back into place with a loud shrieking sound after the last fire truck was through and then it had slammed shut with an impact that had sent a shudder through the roll of concertina wire welded to its top rail.

    Bad Luck and Trouble

  • Tom grabbed two portable extinguishers from the fire truck and handed them to Hank Sterling and Bud.

    I, TOO, DREAM....


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.