Meaning of “fire extinguisher” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “fire extinguisher” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fire extinguisher" in American English

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fire extinguishernoun [ C ]

/ˈfɑɪər ɪkˌstɪŋ·ɡwɪ·ʃər/

a container filled with water or special chemicals that you spray on a fire to stop it from burning

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"fire extinguisher" in Business English

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fire extinguishernoun [ C ]

uk us also extinguisher

WORKPLACE a piece of equipment that contains a substance that can be put onto a small fire to stop it burning:

Decorations must not obstruct fire escape signage, fire extinguishers, and emergency lighting.

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