Definition of Fire hydrant

1. Noun. An upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire.

Exact synonyms: Fireplug, Plug
Generic synonyms: Hydrant

Definition of Fire hydrant

1. Noun. (firefighting) A device used by firefighters to obtain water from the main supply, consisting of a barrel, connections for hose and a valve assembly. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fire Hydrant

fire extinguisher
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
fire hydrant (current term)
fire hydrants
fire in anger
fire in one's belly
fire in the belly
fire in the hole
fire inspection
fire insurance
fire iron
fire irons
fire load
fire loads
fire lookout tower
fire marshal
fire marshall

Literary usage of Fire hydrant

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

1. Water-supply Engineering; the Designing, Construction, and Maintenance of by Amory Prescott Folwell (1899)
"If the soil is any but the hardest, the hydrant should be set upon a large flat stone to prevent it from settling into the ground when FIG. 77.—FIRE-HYDRANT ..."

2. Journal of the New England Water Works Association by New England Water Works Association (1915)
"To my mind the proper form of fire-hydrant rental would be a certain lump sum per year, entirely independent of the number of fire hydrants in use, ..."

3. A Treatise on Hydraulics by Hector James Hughes, Arthur Truman Safford (1911)
"What is the head at a fire hydrant when the discharge from a ring nozzle at a ... What head will be required in a fire hydrant to give a discharge o: ..."

4. Municipal and Private Operation of Public Utilities: Report to the National by National Civic Federation (1907)
"Council, provided that there be one fire hydrant on the average of every one thousand feet of pipe so extended, to he paid for by the city at the rate ..."

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