fireplug

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fire +‎ plug, referring to the system used prior to fire hydrants, in which a large plug was placed into a hole in the water main, then covered with a barrel. The plug was removed when water was needed.

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fireplug ‎(plural fireplugs)

  1. A fire hydrant.
    • 1976, Kurt Vonnegut, Slapstick, Delacorte Press, Chapter 1, p. 22,
      She is a strong and warm-hearted and hard-working farmer in her early sixties. She is built like a fireplug.

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