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Definition of "firehose" [firehose]

  • Alternative spelling of fire hose. (noun)
  • To wash something down with a firehose; to douse with a large amount of water (or chemical agent) sprayed from a hose, to extinguish a fire. (verb)

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Use "firehose" in a sentence
  • "Google says will satisfy many developers, access to the full Google Buzz stream of all public activities on Buzz -- commonly dubbed the "firehose" -- can be gained by developers."
  • "When the firehose is turned off, it’s a good time to clean up and sandbag your file space against the next onslaught."
  • "A snapshot, which is also known as a firehose cursor, fetches all of the data immediately, so it can take longer to load large result sets."