a portable container, usually filled with special chemicals for putting out a fire.
a portable device for extinguishing fires, usually consisting of a canister with a directional nozzle used to direct a spray of water, chemically generated foam, inert gas, or fine powder onto the fire
noun 1. an apparatus or structure used to escape from a burning building, as a metal stairway down an outside wall. noun 1. a means of evacuating people from a building in the event of fire, esp a metal staircase outside the building
- Fire-engine red
noun 1. a very bright red color.
noun 1. a vehicle equipped for firefighting, now usually a motor truck having a motor-driven pump for shooting water or chemical solutions at high pressure. noun 1. a heavy road vehicle that carries firefighters and firefighting equipment to a fire
[furm] /fɜrm/ adjective, firmer, firmest. 1. not soft or yielding when pressed; comparatively solid, hard, stiff, or rigid: firm ground; firm texture. 2. securely fixed in place. 3. not shaking or trembling; steady: a firm voice. 4. not likely to change; fixed; settled; unalterable: a firm belief. 5. steadfast or unwavering, as persons or principles: […]