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A boat equipped to fight fires along waterfronts and on ships.


(Nautical Terms) a motor vessel with fire-fighting apparatus



a powered vessel equipped to fight fires on boats, docks, shores, etc.
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Noun1.fireboat - a boat equipped to fight fires on ships or along a waterfront
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
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We had two crews from South Shields, three from Byker, including a fireboat, one from Newcastle Central and one from Hebburn.
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The responding crew evaded the problem by calling in a fireboat to subdue the flames from the Anacostia River, he said.
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Tower Bridge will lift as a mark of respect and, as the procession passes HMS Belfast, a four-gun salute will sound out and the Massey Shaw fireboat will shoot jets of water into the air.
The city dispatched a fireboat, and a few units to the Pier 91 cruise terminal, as a precaution.
A major project being undertaken by T Nielsen and Co, a specialist in repairing and restoring traditional ships, is the restoration of the Massey Shaw, a former London Fire Brigade fireboat built in 1935.
36) In those lean years, Wallace's Burrard Dry Dock delivered an ice-strengthened arctic patrol vessel for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a fireboat for the City of Vancouver, while North Van Ship Repairs built a couple West Vancouver ferries.