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 (fīr′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
n. Slang
Strong liquor, especially whiskey.

[Translation of an Algonquian term such as Ojibwa ishkodewaaboo, whiskey : ishkode, fire + -waaboo, liquid (whiskey being so called because of the burning sensation produced by liquor in the mouth and throat).]


(Brewing) any strong spirit, esp whisky


(ˈfaɪərˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər)

alcoholic drink; liquor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firewater - any strong spirits (such as strong whisky or rum)
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
booze, hard drink, hard liquor, John Barleycorn, liquor, spirits, strong drink - an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented


[ˈfaɪəˌwɔːtəʳ] N (US) → aguardiente m
References in classic literature ?
It might be that an Antinomian, a Quaker, or other heterodox religionist, was to be scourged out of the town, or an idle or vagrant Indian, whom the white man's firewater had made riotous about the streets, was to be driven with stripes into the shadow of the forest.
The deceased worker was involved in removing firewater piping at the time of the incident.
The company faced a particular challenge in protecting two firewater cannons and the auxiliary fire lines on the east and west side of a 50,000 ton crude oil terminal located in the Beilun District of Ningbo.
Honey, pour me a fifth of 90-proof rum, some firewater for my baptism.
The tipple fest was so dutiful in its peregrinations that it even sampled Pinoy firewater like basi and lambanog, which passed its resident samplers' taste test-with flying and 'flaming' colors!
To support the main process systems the following facilities will be required: * Test separation and storage * Chemical injection * Brackish water * Fuel gas * Flares * Instrument / Plant air * Firewater * Diesel * Potable water
A detour led to a small but charming cave where honey is made and the local firewater, Aguardente de Medronhos, is distilled.
This facility, according to the company, is capable of producing 450 tons of finished product per annum, including freestanding GRP cells and GRP liners for electrolytic and electrowinning metal refineries; scrubbers, cooling towers, process vessels and storage tanks; piping, fittings and ducting; GRP overwrapped thermoplastics and fluoro-plastics; chimney stacks; underground storage tanks; firewater mains; and GRP corrosion-resistant linings.
The firewater used to put out the fire had been contained and there was minimal environmental impact.
aka firewater A short shuttle bus ride from Cortina town is the Falzarego pass and Lagazuoi peak where there is yet fascinating historical sites.
Selectmen approved a temporary sign for Craig Kilmer, who is opening CK Bikes alongside Firewater and Wine on Forbush Mill Road, with the sign placed in the town easement along Route 117.
The advert - which got its first prime-time airing during ITV1's Champions League coverage on Wednesday - features the band's song Firewater.