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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A very long tube designed to deliver water to douse a flame; Also: (idiomatic) Any fast, heavy stream

Usage examples (29)
  • The firehose is the full stream of our data that has been blocked from its contributors since May, 2008.
  • When the firehose is turned off, it’s a good time to clean up and sandbag your file space against the next onslaught.
  • The firehose is a stream HTTP solution; a client connects to it and the stream begins, ceasing only when the client disconnects.
  • 'firehose' - a syndicated feed - for which they paid millions of dollars. for more
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