Extinguisher



[ik-sting-gwi-sher] /ɪkˈstɪŋ gwɪ ʃər/

noun
1.
a person or thing that .
2.
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3.
an instrument consisting of a cone-shaped cup attached to a handle or the end of a pole, for a candle by momentarily closing off the burning wick from the air.
n.

1550s, agent noun from extinguish. As a mechanical device for putting out fires, from 1887.

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