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fire engine

n.
Any of various large motor vehicles that carry firefighters and equipment to a fire and support extinguishing operations, as by pumping water. Also called fire truck.

fire engine

n
(Automotive Engineering) a heavy road vehicle that carries firefighters and firefighting equipment to a fire

fire′ en`gine


n.
a vehicle equipped for firefighting.
[1670–80]

fire engine

fire truck
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fire engine - any of various large trucks that carry firemen and equipment to the site of a firefire engine - any of various large trucks that carry firemen and equipment to the site of a fire
aerial ladder truck, ladder truck - a fire engine carrying ladders
motortruck, truck - an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling
Translations
fajropumpilo
paloauto
消防車
brandweerautobrandweerwagen
bomba de incêndio

fire engine

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References in classic literature ?
A fire engine was enshrined in his heart as an appalling thing that he loved with a distant dog-like devotion.
A few moments later, a queer sight amongst all these untoward and unexpected happenings, a fire engine dashed under the arch, narrowly missing the broken fragments of brick and stone, swung around, and a dozen fire-hoses commenced to play upon the flaming building.
have you managed to invent a mechanical corset, or a baby's bottle, or a fire engine, or chimneys that consume no fuel, or ovens which cook cutlets with three sheets of paper?
A TEACHER was killed when a fire engine smashed into her car as she drove her daughter to Brownies, an inquest heard yesterday.
But an Audit Commission report into the Cheshire TRVs reveals the initial cost is pounds 100,000, which is pounds 50,000 cheaper than a standard fire engine and, over its 10-year life span, one TRV could save the brigade a further pounds 83,000 in fuel and maintenance costs when compared to a standard fire appliance.
A second fire engine here is vitally important, if a second fire engine has to come from another station it will take more time, seconds are vital in a fire situation, let alone minutes.
Forest Service workers posing as pedestrians push a stroller and walk in front of a fire engine during a training drill.
A 45-YEAR-OLD woman was fined yesterday after she admitted stealing a fire engine while its crew dealt with a flood near her home.
A group of about 20 youths pelted the fire engine with bricks and stones, breaking the windscreen and side window.
The proposal includes two singleaxle, four-door, diesel-powered engines, as well as to allow the Nanoose fire department to trade in a 1990 International fire engine and use it to offset the cost of the purchase.
April 6, 2012: Thugs hurl Molotov cocktails at a fire engine while it struggles to douse burning tyres in Sehla.