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noun [uncountable] British hire pronunciation in British English /ˈhaɪə(r)/
  1. the payment of money in order to use something, especially for a short time. The usual American word is rental

    It’s cheaper to pay for your car hire before you go.

    We paid £50 for the hire of the hall.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] used for describing a vehicle that has been hired or a company from which you can hire a vehicle or equipment. The usual American word is rental

      a hire car/van

      a tool hire company

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