Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A house containing a fire; a dwelling-house, as opposed to a barn, stable, or other outhouse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a building housing firemen and the apparatus they use to extinguish fires.

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  • noun US, firefighting A fire station

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  • noun a station housing fire apparatus and firemen

Etymologies

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fire +‎ house

Examples

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Feb 22, 2008

  • Fasone said the thing that has meant most to the firehouse is the recognition.

    USATODAY.com - New York teams feel a city's grief

  • Left burning continuously in firehouse as a nightlight over the fire trucks.

    The longest burning light bulb in history « Anglican Samizdat

  • She called the firehouse and let them know of the plight of the missing men.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories of Faith

  • She called the firehouse and let them know of the plight of the missing men.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories of Faith

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Mar 6, 2008

  • 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.

    Private Funds Could

  • Michigan party leaders have talked this week about a so-called firehouse caucus, where voters cast secret ballots over the course of a day.

    Democrats in a Bind

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Mar 6, 2008

  • Then called my firehouse to see what was going on.

    My Story, September 11, 2001

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