Definition of fire brigade in English:

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fire brigade


chiefly British
An organized body of people trained and employed to extinguish fires.
Example sentences
  • She called for the fire brigade but managed to extinguish the blaze herself using pans of water.
  • People in the building tried to extinguish the blaze but were beaten back and the fire brigade had to be called.
  • In the owner's absence the fire brigade had rolled up, extinguished the blaze and moved on.

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Syllabification: fire bri·gade

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