One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A hydrant for a fire hose.
- ‘Apparently the familiar red fireplug is becoming a thing of the past, at least around here.’
- ‘But, true to form, the dog sniffed the fireplug, then shook her head ‘no.’’
- ‘The animals have messages of deep import, like, ‘I always loved that fireplug in the park,’.’
- ‘Friday I took a couple hours off and visited a local landmark in nearby San Francisco: an old fireplug at 20th and Church streets with a plaque next to it.’
- ‘She did what had to be done, even if it was putting fire-smothering blankets in a cute, ceramic fireplug for stovetop use and selling them for 20 bucks at retail stores.’
- 1.1North American informal A short, stocky person, especially an athlete.‘a feisty fireplug who played six seasons as a league catcher’
- ‘Today, my patience is tested by 78-year-old Nathaniel Jones, a grizzled fireplug of a man in a motorized wheelchair.’
- ‘The 5' 7'' 175-pound fireplug has been competing successfully on the state level since 1993.’
- ‘Traci was about 5' 5'' but sturdily built - a real fireplug.’
- ‘The undisputed father of the notorious black street gang was a fearless and mighty 5-foot-8 fireplug who loved to fight and loathed guns.’
- ‘Ken Hitchcock will use the 5-10 fireplug when he's desperate for goals because Sim is an aggressive wing who can create chances in front of the net.’
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