system of pipes inside a building for conducting water for pounds per square inch attachments; may be pressurized with water ("wet") or remain "dry" until activated in an emergency; supplied either from a pull stations attachment or from a drafting's pump. Permits firefighters to reach higher levels of tall buildings without having to run hoses up the stairs.
flexible conduit for moving liquids under pressure; made of various materials including cotton, rubber or plastic (such as polyvinyl chloride, PVC); construction May be braided, woven, wrapped or extruded, often in layers (liner and jacket); hose construction and size differs according to its intended use (e.g., Hard suction, attack, forestry, booster); typically stocked in standard lengths and coupled together with standardized fittings. See hose coupling.
A hose is a hollow tube designed to carry fluids from one location to another. Hoses are also sometimes called pipes (the word pipe usually refers to a rigid tube, whereas a hose is usually a flexible one), or more generally tubing. The shape of a hose is usually cylindrical (having a circular cross section).
Hose are the medieval equivalent of trousers, and over several hundred years manage to come in many different styles and designs. Early hose are quite baggy, and usually only consist of a pair of unconnected legs. By the very end of the period they become tight, or are sometimes "slashed", which makes Landsknechts look like a "bunch of girls blouses". Hose have no pockets, zip flies, or belt loops, which is damned inconvenient. They were kept up by attaching them to waistcoat type affair, although lots of re-enactors cheat by adding a draw string like a pair of pyjamas (but sshh, that's a secret).
Slang term for really messing something up. Destroyed beyond recovery."Don't install Vaporware 6.0 dude, it will thoroughly hose your system." Also used in the past tense:"I installed Vaporware 6.0 and it completely hosed my system. I had to format the drive and reinstall my OS!" "Bummer dude!"
If used in the future tense (i.e. "Hose") describes how the GM is going to treat the players. Example: “When the Troubleshooters round this corner the Vulture Squadron will Hose them but good.” If used in the past tense (i.e. Hosed) then it describes the aftereffects of a combat. Example: The Rogues Gallery Hosed Nightwatch in the Ocean City combat. Often used in relation to Paranoia games.
H.O.S.E (aka S.H.O.E) is a term used for playing a mixed game of poker consisting of four different poker games. H stands for Hold'em, O for Omaha Eight or Better, S for 7 Card Stud and E for 7 Card Stud Eight or Better. This form of poker is most common at higher limit casino tables and is popular since it requires players to be skilled at many different forms of poker to succeed.