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Definition of "fire extinguisher" [fire extinguisher]

  • A portable apparatus containing chemicals that can be discharged in a rapid stream to extinguish a small fire. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fire extinguisher" in a sentence
  • "Lucien heard a fire extinguisher whoosh, adding a chemical stink to the smoke as the former SB agent tackled the more stubborn blazes, but as far as Lucien could see, the sprinklers were dousing the fire—on all floors."
  • "David Francis of the SDFD told us that RVers should purchase a fire extinguisher rated 20 BC, as it can best put out the kind of fires RVs experience."
  • "Buster Wright is the individual that hit one of the gunmen over the head with a fire extinguisher and held him until we arrived."