fire extinguisher


General English

  • noun a large metal container, usually painted red, containing chemicals which can be sprayed on to a fire to put it out


  • noun a portable device full of foam, water, powder, etc., for putting out fires

Cars & Driving

  • noun a cylinder which can spray powder, foam or a liquid onto a fire to put it out


  • A portable device for immediate use in suppressing a fire. There are four classes of fires: A, B, C or D. A single device is designed for use on one or more classes.


  • noun a device full of foam, water or chemicals, used for putting out fires