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fireman

[ fahyuh r-muh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF fireman
  • nounone who extinguishes fires
  • nounone who fuels engines or furnaces

Synonyms for fireman

  • firefighter
  • engineman
  • ladderman
  • smoke jumper
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FIREMAN

No, a fireman's not so oily and is more cindery—then we'll know one by his cap.

And between whiles I had to look after the savage who was fireman.

"Give me your name and address," he said, faintly, to the fireman.

So he dismissed the affair, and devoted his whole attention to learning to be a fireman.

As for the fireman he had flung himself flat on the floor of the cab.

But I don't know what I'll be able to do in civilian life—unless I become a fireman!

The engineer and fireman were caught and killed in the wreck.

The fireman—'e's a real 'andsome man—I can tike to that sort myself.

But the driver and fireman were beyond the range of their skill.

The dirty and smiling face of Fireman Jack was poked in at the doorway.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "tender of a fire," from fire (n.) + man (n.). As "person hired to put out (rather than tend) fires" it is attested from 1714.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FIREMAN

relief pitcher

nounpitcher who takes place of starter
  • bullpen
  • closer
  • fireman
  • inner reliever
  • long reliever
  • middle reliever
  • reliever
  • short reliever
  • stopper
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