Fire-engine meaning

Any of various large motor vehicles that carry firefighters and equipment to a fire and support extinguishing operations, as by pumping water.
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A motor truck with a special pumping apparatus for spraying water, chemicals, etc. on fires to put them out.
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(loosely) Any motor truck for carrying firemen and equipment to a fire.
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(firefighting) A vehicle used by firefighters to pump water to fight a fire. Typically, a fire engine carries a supply of water and has the ability to connect to an external water supply.
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Any fire apparatus, such as a fire truck or fire engine.
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Attributive form of fire engine.

Fire-engine red.

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