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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.
Moscow was burned because it found itself in a position in which any town built of wood was bound to burn, quite apart from whether it had, or had not, a hundred and thirty inferior fire engines.
He said Mr Senior died "as he crossed Lockwood Road in Huddersfield at a pedestrian crossing when the lights were against him and was struck by a fire engine responding to an emergency call at that point driving on the wrong side of the road.
Residents blamed the county government for laxity as no fire engine arrived to fight the fire.
And they will be served from unusual vehicles - drink from the Tipple Truck bar in a fire engine and eat pizzas from a horsebox.
None of the firemen aboard the fire engine were injured.
April 6, 2012: Thugs hurl Molotov cocktails at a fire engine while it struggles to douse burning tyres in Sehla.
A FIRE engine from the region is beginning a new life helping improve road safety in one of Europe's poorest countries.
THE proposals include: Closing Marine Fire Station and transferring the existing fire engine to Stockton - removing 20 whole-time firefighter posts saving PS0.
The review suggests having one fire engine manned by five full-time firefighters, and another engine manned by four "on-call" or retained firefighters.