Definition of 'extinguisher'
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They unveiled banners and one threw a fire extinguisher into the crowd below. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The players rushed off and somebody put out the flames with a fire extinguisher. Calcio: A History of Italian Football (2006) Throwing a fire extinguisher from a tall building on to a courtyard full of people was worse than reckless. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Staff at a beauty salon used a fire extinguisher and fire blanket to put out the flames and called an ambulance. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Horrified bystanders tried in vain to drive the berserk animal away until a policeman grabbed a fire extinguisher and sprayed it. The Sun (2008)Few pupils cannot use a fire extinguisher and all schools have such life-saving equipment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One report yesterday said that the bomb had been hidden inside a fire extinguisher in a ceiling above a stage used during conferences. Times, Sunday Times (2006)One of the monks is carrying a fire extinguisher, which is encouraging. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Witnesses said the singer grabbed a fire extinguisher but it didn't work. The Sun (2013)He had recovered his balance quickly, grabbed a fire extinguisher and hurried back towards the fire. BomberA large fire extinguisher thrown from the roof missed my head by inches. The Sun (2010)A fire extinguisher is thrown at cops. The Sun (2010)A channel had obtained footage of the fire extinguisher being thrown. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A garage owner used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I grabbed a fire extinguisher from a steward. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I grabbed a fire extinguisher and managed to stop the fire spreading. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Where is the fire extinguisher? Christianity Today (2000)THIS is the face of a protester cops want to quiz after a fire extinguisher was hurled from a roof in student riots. The Sun (2010)This is great news as it means that if you smack them in the teeth with a fire extinguisher they won't get a penny. The Sun (2011)The gang used a fire extinguisher to batter a massive hole in the wall of the Toy Town store. The Sun (2014)The transatlantic flight from Heathrow carried on to Miami after cabin crew grabbed a fire extinguisher to douse the blazing oven. The Sun (2007)A source at the hotel said: 'An extinguisher was let off in a corridor causing a lot of damage. The Sun (2006)A police source said last night: 'We are still looking for other people in connection with dropping the fire extinguisher off the tower. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'extinguisher'
British English: extinguisher /ɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃə/ NOUN
An extinguisher is a metal cylinder which contains water or chemicals at high pressure which can put out fires.
- American English: extinguisher
- Arabic: مِطْفَأَةُ الـحَرِيق
- Brazilian Portuguese: extintor
- Chinese: 灭火器
- Croatian: aparat za gašenje požara
- Czech: hasicí přístroj
- Danish: ildslukker
- Dutch: brandblusapparaat
- European Spanish: extintor
- Finnish: sammutin
- French: extincteur
- German: Löschgerät
- Greek: πυροσβεστήρας
- Italian: estintore
- Japanese: 消火器
- Korean: 소화기
- Norwegian: brannslukkingsapparat
- Polish: gaśnica
- European Portuguese: extintor
- Romanian: stingător de incendiu
- Russian: огнетушитель
- Spanish: extinguidor
- Swedish: brandsläckare
- Thai: เครื่องดับเพลิง
- Turkish: söndürücü yangın
- Ukrainian: вогнегасник
- Vietnamese: bình chữa cháy
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