[fourth verb sense by 1891 in the case of craps]
[origin unknown; perhaps fr Pink, ”a Pinkerton agent engaged in strike-breaking,” or fr German Fink, ”finch,” a university students’ term for a student who did not join in dueling and drinking societies; first sense said to have been used during the Homestead Strike of 1892; fifth noun sense was unaccountably revived in the early 1960s]
[fahyuh r-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈfaɪərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/ noun 1. a used to close a fireplace. 2. Chiefly South Midland U.S. a mantel; mantelpiece.
[fahyuh r-boht] /ˈfaɪərˌboʊt/ noun 1. a powered vessel equipped to fight on , docks, shores, etc. /ˈfaɪəˌbəʊt/ noun 1. a motor vessel with fire-fighting apparatus
[fahyuh r-bom] /ˈfaɪərˌbɒm/ noun 1. an explosive device with incendiary effects. verb (used with object) 2. to attack with a firebomb or firebombs. /ˈfaɪəˌbɒm/ noun 1. another name for incendiary (sense 6) verb 2. (transitive) to attack with incendiary bombs n. 1895, from fire (n.) + bomb (n.). As a verb, from 1950 as an […]
noun, Mining. 1. a person who inspects a mine for the presence of noxious gases, dangerous roofs, and other hazards.