Meaning of “fire hydrant” in the English Dictionary

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"fire hydrant" in British English

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fire hydrantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfaɪə ˌhaɪ.drənt/ us /ˈfaɪr ˌhaɪ.drənt/ US also fire plug

Examples from literature

  • He gets to the fire hydrant first and sits there panting until the Firemen come up to attach the hose and turn on the water. 
  • More than eighteen miles of service pipe are now in use, and there are over two hundred fire hydrants at various points. 
  • The shops and yards are equipped throughout with fire hydrants and fire plugs, hose and fire extinguishers. 
  • There's a fire hydrant there. 
  • Wet down decks! and the washers sprang for the coils of hose attached to the fire hydrants. 

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

"fire hydrant" in American English

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fire hydrantnoun [ C ]

/ˈfɑɪər ˌhɑɪ·drənt/

a vertical pipe 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)

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