[fahyuh r-hawrs] /ˈfaɪərˌhɔrs/
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)
[fahyuh r-hous] /ˈfaɪərˌhaʊs/ noun, plural firehouses [fahyuh r-hou-ziz] /ˈfaɪərˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA) 1. .
noun 1. a hydrant for use in extinguishing fires. noun 1. a hydrant for use as an emergency supply for fighting fires, esp one in a street Also called (esp US and NZ) fireplug