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fire hydrant

n.
An upright pipe with a nozzle or spout for drawing water from a water main. Also called fireplug.
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fire hydrant

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a hydrant for use as an emergency supply for fighting fires, esp one in a street. Also called (esp US and NZ): fireplug
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hy•drant

(ˈhaɪ drənt)

n.
1. an upright pipe with a spout or nozzle, usu. in the street, for drawing water from a water main, esp. for fighting fires.
2. a water faucet.
[1800–10, Amer.; hydr-1 + -ant]
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fire hydrant

fire plug
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fire hydrant - an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a firefire hydrant - an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire
hydrant - a discharge pipe with a valve and spout at which water may be drawn from the mains of waterworks
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Translations
paloposti
borne d’incendie
tűzcsap
brunahani
消火栓

fire hydrant

nidrante m
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Consider talking to your local fire department about adding a dry hydrant to your new or existing fire pond.
Local officials recently got a bill for $7,500 from the state to pay for the dry hydrant, which takes water from nearby Quaboag Pond rather than the town water used in regular fire hydrants and unavailable in this area.
Adams Electric's dry hydrant program enlists the labor of local fire companies and the excavation equipment of local municipalities to construct the dry hydrants.
Middlebury's crews will install the dry hydrant after pulling back the pipe.
If you have a suitable water source available, installing a dry hydrant can not only significantly reduce your fire insurance rates (perhaps up to half--check with your insurance agent), but can also significantly reduce fire damage to structures.