extinguisher: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ik-sting'gwi-shur), [key]
- a person or thing that extinguishes.
- an instrument consisting of a cone-shaped cup attached to a handle or the end of a pole, for extinguishing a candle by momentarily closing off the burning wick from the air. Cf. candlesnuffer.
- extinguisher (Thesaurus)