What does the word hydrant mean?

Usage examples for hydrant

  1. A cloud of black smoke issuing from the second floor of a dwelling located the fire, and Ninety- four's tender was making a run for the nearest hydrant, passing the engine just as 'Lish Davis slackened speed. – An Amateur Fireman by James Otis
  2. They were gathered around a rough- looking specimen of humanity who stood with one leg thrown across the top of a low hydrant haranguing his boon companions. – The Boy Scouts of the Geological Survey by Robert Shaler
  3. Little Solly and old Vanderhoof turned off the water in the fire hydrant and disconnected the hose they had so effectively employed. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White