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.
[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
noun 1. insurance covering any loss or damage caused by fire. noun 1. insurance covering damage or loss caused by fire or lightning
- Fire in the belly
noun phrase Zealous ambition; energy; high spirits: You want someone with fire in the belly/ It’s hard to get fire in the belly over health insurance when it’s stuffed with pate [1951+; probably fr the French phrase avoir quelque chose dans le ventre, ”to have something in the gut”]