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(Mechanical Engineering) another name (esp US and NZ) for fire hydrant
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(ˈhaɪ drənt)

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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Noun1.fireplug - an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a firefireplug - 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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