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fire hose

[′fīr ‚hōz]
(engineering)
A collapsible, flameproof hose that can be attached to a hydrant, standpipe, or similar outlet to supply water to extinguish a fire.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fire hose

A large-diameter hose which is usually wound on a cylindrical spool mounted on a wall of a building; this combination enables the hose to be pulled out quickly to fight a fire.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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