Definition of Fire extinguisher

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

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

Definition of Fire extinguisher

1. Noun. A device that can be used to put out a fire. Usually a cylinder filled with carbon dioxide, dry powder or water, in the latter two cases with some means of pressurising the cylinder to expel the contents. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fire Extinguisher

fire dog
fire dogs
fire door
fire drill
fire drills
fire eater
fire eaters
fire engine
fire engine red
fire engine reds
fire engines
fire escape
fire escapes
fire exit
fire exits
fire extinguisher (current term)
fire extinguishers
fire extinguishing systems
fire fighter
fire fighting
fire fountain
fire guard
fire guards
fire hall
fire halls
fire hook
fire hoses
fire house
fire houses

Literary usage of Fire extinguisher

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

1. The Modern Factory: Safety, Sanitation and Welfare by George Moses Price (1914)
"Chemical fire extinguisher. For these so-called chemical extinguishers the requirements are the following: a tank, a glass container, a hose. ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"Action by Mrs. EG Daniel against the Noble-Beveridge Company and the General Fire Extinguisher Company. Demurrer of defendant General fire extinguisher ..."

3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"See FIRE-EXTINGUISHER. For further information on fire-engines, ... FIRE-EXTINGUISHER, or FIRE-ANNIHILA- ток. An apparatus by means of which fire may be ..."

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