Extinguisher definition

ĭk-stĭnggwĭ-shər
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One that extinguishes, especially:
  • Any of various portable mechanical devices for spraying and extinguishing a fire with chemicals.
  • A small metal cone or cup on a long handle, used for snuffing out candles; a snuffer.
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A person or thing that extinguishes; esp., fire extinguisher.
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Anything that extinguishes something; but especially a fire extinguisher.
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Noun

Singular:
extinguisher
Plural:
extinguishers

Origin of extinguisher