firehouse

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English *fyrhous, from Old English fȳrhūs (a fire-house, a room with a fire; furnace), equivalent to fire +‎ house. Compare Icelandic eldhús (kitchen).

Noun[edit]

firehouse (plural firehouses)

  1. (dialectal) A house containing a fire; a dwelling-house, as opposed to a barn, a stable, or other outhouse.

Etymology 2[edit]

From fire +‎ house.

Noun[edit]

firehouse (plural firehouses)

  1. (US, firefighting) A fire station
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