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fire hydrantnoun [C]

 /ˈfɑɪər ˌhɑɪ·drənt/
a ​verticalpipe in the ​street from which FIREFIGHTERS get ​water to ​stop a fire
(Definition of fire hydrant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fire hydrant”
in Chinese (Simplified) 消防栓, 消防龙头…
in Chinese (Traditional) 消防栓, 消防龍頭…
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