Definitions of extinguisher

  1. a manually operated device for extinguishing small fires Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One who, or that which, puts out; a hollow cone for putting out a light. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A small hollow conical instrument for putting out a candle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Hollow conical instrument for putting out candles. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. He or that which extinguishes; that which puts out a candle. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for extinguisher

  1. One of the older boys, Harris by name, came galloping upstairs with a fire extinguisher followed by a crowd of partly dressed fellows from Upper House. – The New Boy at Hilltop by Ralph Henry Barbour
  2. To- day I must confide to you a most valuable discovery I have made; for I beg you to believe that love is not, as so many foolish people imagine, an extinguisher to the fire of the human intellect. – French and Oriental Love in a Harem by Mario Uchard