Definition of Fire engine

1. Noun. Any of various large trucks that carry firemen and equipment to the site of a fire.

Exact synonyms: Fire Truck
Specialized synonyms: Aerial Ladder Truck, Ladder Truck
Generic synonyms: Motortruck, Truck

Definition of Fire engine

1. Noun. (firefighting) A vehicle used by firefighters to pump water to fight a fire. Typically, a fire engine carries a supply of water and has the ability to connect to an external water supply. ¹

2. Noun. Any fire apparatus, such as a fire truck or fire engine. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fire Engine

fire control
fire control radar
fire control system
fire crotch
fire cupping
fire dancer
fire department
fire departments
fire dog
fire dogs
fire door
fire drill
fire drills
fire eater
fire eaters
fire engine (current term)
fire engine red
fire engine reds
fire engines
fire escape
fire escapes
fire exit
fire exits
fire extinguisher
fire extinguishers
fire extinguishing systems
fire fighter
fire fighting
fire fountain
fire guard

Literary usage of Fire engine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"Action by the Independent Steam fire engine Company v. Richland Lodge, No. 39, AFM, and others. From an order overruling a demurrer to the complaint, ..."

2. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1853)
"It was certainly a wise regulation of the government, compelling all ships to carry a fire engine, but the generality of those used fur the purpose are so ..."

3. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1918)
"and gasoline at 25 cents per gal., the cost of icing a fire stream with the motor fire engine is four times that with a steamer. ..."

4. The Loma Prieta, California, Earthquake of October 17, 1989 edited by Thomas D. O'Rourke (1993)
"Engine 41 was moved to Divisadero Street to escape the heat from the escalating fire. Engine 41 withdrew to Divisadero Street, ripping the hose still ..."

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