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fire hose Line breaks: fire hose

Definition of fire hose in English:


1A broad hosepipe used in extinguishing fires.
Example sentences
  • Attempts were made to extinguish the flames with a fire hose from an adjacent building, but to no avail.
  • The fire was extinguished by nine firefighters who used a fire hose and breathing apparatus to extinguish the flames.
  • There was some kind of hose on the side of the building, possibly a fire hose, I'm not really sure, and some of the students turned the hose on and aimed it at the approaching police.
1.1 (usually firehose) Computing An unfiltered, real-time stream of data produced by a social media website or other online service: two companies with access to Twitter’s firehose of tweets
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  • The platform provides analytics companies with access to its data firehose.
  • Understanding the deluge of data that comes from Twitter's firehose is no simple task.
  • What's better: curated streams or real-time firehoses?

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