from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An upright pipe with a nozzle or spout for drawing water from a water main. Also called fireplug.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A device used by firefighters to obtain water from the main supply, consisting of a barrel, connections for hose and a valve assembly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an upright hydrant that can supply large volumes of water to use in fighting a fire. They are commonly placed at intervals at the street edge of a sidewalk, spaced for convenience in suppressing fires in towns.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire


From fire + hydrant. (Wiktionary)


  • Stocky, only a couple of inches taller than his wife, a black-haired fire hydrant of a man, Arthur Blair—like Millie—had retained a youthful demeanor.

    Sin City

  • Maybe Dana Mitchell stopped right here and put his foot up on that fire hydrant to tie his shoe. "

    Manhattan Is My Beat

  • People were wandering in confusion in and around the intersection, with a few brave souls trying to uncap the fire hydrant in hopes of stemming the destruction in the art gallery.



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