fireplug fireplug

Definition(s):

  • (n) an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. All of them have an advocate in Kostin, 44, a fireplug of a man whose Vandyke beard and fervor suggest a Russian revolutionary one from back before the whole thing went sour.
  2. Stocky as a fireplug, hair teased into a luxuriant pompadour, he danced, preached, niugged, strutted and sang with a mounting intensity carefully calculated to inflame.
  3. A fireplug of a man with square, stubby hands, Gilels foregoes note-picking accuracy for a more fluid style of fingering.

News

  • The Biz: The Five's Bob Beckel Celebrates 500 Episodes

    These days, it's not easy being the lone liberal commentator on Fox News Channel's daily ensemble chat show The Five (5/4c). With the recent stream of Obama administration scandals, co-host Bob Beckel says he has often felt like the only fireplug at the Westminster Dog Show.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: TV Guide

Quotes

  1. "He's a little fireplug. When he gets a chance to get out there and do something, you can see the energy in him," veteran cornerback Aaron Glenn said. "He just loves to play. When you have that type of energy, it trickles down to everybody."
    on Nov 24, 2006 By: Aaron Glenn Source: Forbes

  2. "Chuck's a big-energy guy, even though he's not tall in stature," said Pratt of James, who's listed at 6-foot-0. "He's very aggressive, very fireplug. I just said, 'Hey, relax.' Chuck's all right. Chuck's going to be all right."
    on Jun 25, 2006 By: Chuck James Source: MLB.com

  3. "I see what's missing on the ice, and he's that extra fireplug," Duguay said at an Ice Hockey in Harlem fund-raiser held at the ESPN Zone in Times Square. "He energizes the team, whether you like him or you don't like him."
    on Jan 7, 2009 By: Ron Duguay Source: New York Daily News

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