Meaning of “fire station” in the English Dictionary


"fire station" in English

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fire stationnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfaɪə ˌsteɪ.ʃən/ us /ˈfaɪr ˌsteɪ.ʃən/ US also firehouse, us /ˈfaɪr.haʊs/ uk

Examples from literature

  • At the side there is a great yard, the court-yard of a fire station, with a gymnasium, whose masts and swings, vaguely seen from below, look like gibbets. 
  • One house so provided was next door to the fire station. 
  • Several exciting escapes were witnessed in the Market Square, and shells fell thickly in the vicinity of the fire station. 
  • There is a perfect water system, fire-brigade with fire stations where the firemen sleep, police, and a dog-catcher. 
  • Those who were not needed at that particular place were at the other fire stations, in readiness for any emergency. 

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

"fire station" in American English

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fire stationnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɑɪər ˌsteɪ·ʃən/

a building where equipment used to stop fires is kept and where firefighters are based

(Definition of “fire station” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)