Definition of Extinguisher

1. Noun. A manually operated device for extinguishing small fires.

Exact synonyms: Asphyxiator, Fire Extinguisher
Generic synonyms: Device
Derivative terms: Extinguish



Definition of Extinguisher

1. n. One who, or that which, extinguishes; esp., a hollow cone or other device for extinguishing a flame, as of a torch or candle.

Definition of Extinguisher

1. Noun. Anything that extinguishes something; but especially a fire extinguisher ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Extinguisher

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Extinguisher

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extinguisher (current term)
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Literary usage of Extinguisher

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1. The Intellectual Observer (1864)
"THE extinguisher MOSSES. BY MQ CAMPBELL. ... or extinguisher Mosses, form a very natural group, which, notwithstanding the extremely variable peristome, ..."

2. The Modern Factory: Safety, Sanitation and Welfare by George Moses Price (1914)
"The name of chemical extinguisher is usually applied to a device consisting ... Chemical Fire extinguisher. For these so-called chemical extinguishers the ..."

3. The Horseless Age (1909)
"Another way to make a dry powder extinguisher is to saw in two a small tin ... A ring fastened to the cover completes the job. quart extinguisher of this ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists (1869)
"INSECT extinguisher.—Mingled with considerable irrelevant matter, this little pamphlet contains some useful hints on the means of exterminating insects, ..."

5. Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle by Jane Welsh Carlyle (1883)
"Anyhow, when one can only ray out darkness, one had best clap an extinguisher on oneself. And so God bless you! Sincerely yours, JANE W. CARLYLE. ..."

6. Fire Prevention: A Treatise and Text Book on Making Life and Property Safe by Peter Joseph McKeon (1912)
"These are what is generally called a Chemical extinguisher. ... The popular size extinguisher has no valve or shut off on the hose and holds 2j^ gallons of ..."

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