(US & Canadian) a fire station
noun 1. a helmet worn by a firefighter as a defense against falling materials from burning structures.
[fahyuh r-hawrs] /ˈfaɪərˌhɔrs/ noun 1. a used to pull a horse-drawn .
noun 1. a special heavy-duty hose for use in fighting destructive fires.
- Firehose syndrome
networking, jargon An absence, failure or inadequacy of flow control mechanisms causing the sender to overwhelm the receiver. The implication is that, like trying to drink from a firehose, the consequenses are worse than just loss of data, e.g. the receiver may crash. See ping-flood. [Jargon File] (2007-03-12)