Definition of fireplug in English:

fireplug

Syllabification: fire·plug
Pronunciation: /ˈfīrˌpləg
 
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noun

US
  • 1A hydrant for a fire hose.
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    • But, true to form, the dog sniffed the fireplug, then shook her head ‘no.’
    • The animals have messages of deep import, like, ‘I always loved that fireplug in the park,’.
    • She did what had to be done, even if it was putting fire-smothering blankets in a cute, ceramic fireplug for stovetop use and selling them for 20 bucks at retail stores.
  • 1.1North American informal A short, stocky person, especially an athlete.
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    • Today, my patience is tested by 78-year-old Nathaniel Jones, a grizzled fireplug of a man in a motorized wheelchair.
    • Traci was about 5' 5'' but sturdily built - a real fireplug.
    • The undisputed father of the notorious black street gang was a fearless and mighty 5-foot-8 fireplug who loved to fight and loathed guns.

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