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fire enginenoun [C]

 /ˈfɑɪər ˌen·dʒən/
a ​largevehicle that ​carriesspeciallytrainedpeople and ​theirequipment to ​fight a fire
(Definition of fire engine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fire engine”
in Arabic سَيَّارة الإطْفاء…
in Korean 소방차…
in Portuguese carro de bombeiros…
in Catalan cotxe de bombers…
in Japanese 消防車…
in Chinese (Simplified) 救火车,消防车…
in Turkish itfaiye aracı/arabası…
in Russian пожарная машина…
in Chinese (Traditional) 救火車,消防車…
in Italian autopompa…
in Polish wóz strażacki…
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