fire extinguisher

fire extinguisher
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /faɪər ik-ˈstiŋ-(g)wish/
    • /ˈfaɪə(r) ɪkˈstɪŋ.ɡwɪ.ʃər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /faɪər ik-ˈstiŋ-(g)wish/

Definitions of fire extinguisher words

  • noun fire extinguisher a portable container, usually filled with special chemicals for putting out a fire. 1
  • noun fire extinguisher appliance for putting out fires 1
  • countable noun fire extinguisher A fire extinguisher is a metal cylinder which contains water or chemicals at high pressure which can put out fires. 0
  • noun fire extinguisher 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 0
  • noun fire extinguisher a portable device containing chemicals that can be sprayed on a fire to put it out 0
  • noun fire extinguisher A fire extinguisher is a metal container with water or chemicals in it, that is used for stopping small fires. 0

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Origin of fire extinguisher

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40

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Parts of speech for Fire extinguisher


fire extinguisher popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fire extinguisher usage trend in Literature

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