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fireplug

Line breaks: fire|plug
Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪəplʌɡ
 
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Definition of fireplug in English:

noun

US
1A hydrant for a fire hose.
Example sentences
  • 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: a feisty fireplug who played six seasons as a league catcher
More example sentences
  • 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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