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fire drill a practice exercise covering what to do in case of a fire, either in combating the fire or in escaping from it.
fire-eater a performer, as in a circus, who pretends to swallow fire. [2 definitions]
fire engine a motor truck that carries firefighting equipment and personnel to the scene of a fire and usu. has a pump for spraying water or chemicals.
fire escape a fireproof stairway, ladder, or the like, usu. on the outside of a building, used as an emergency exit in case of fire.
fire extinguisher a portable device containing chemicals that can be sprayed on a fire to extinguish it.
firefight a brief but heavy exchange of gunfire, usu. between small military units; skirmish.
firefighter someone who fights fires, either for pay or as a volunteer.
fireflood a procedure designed to increase the flow of oil from an oil well by injecting compressed air into the ground and burning some of the oil.
firefly any of a number of beetles whose abdomens emit a flashing light at night.
firehouse a building in which equipment for fighting fires is kept and where firefighters assemble; fire station.
fire hydrant a hydrant to which a firefighting hose can be attached; fireplug.
fire insurance insurance against loss or damage of property caused by a fire.
fireless combined form of fire.
firelight the light cast by a fire, esp. from a fireplace.
fireman a male firefighter.
fire opal an opal having vibrant red, yellow, or orange flares of color.
fireplace an indoor recess in a chimney, in which fires can be made; hearth. [2 definitions]
fireplug a large terminal water pipe that protrudes from the ground, to which hoses can be connected for fighting fires; fire hydrant.
firepower the capability of a weapon, group of soldiers, ship, or the like to deliver fire. [2 definitions]
fireproof difficult or impossible to damage or destroy with fire. [2 definitions]
fire-resistant difficult to burn.