fire boss

noun

Definition of fire boss

: one who examines a coal mine to determine whether firedamp is present, to search for fires caused by blasting, and to check on the general safety of the mine

called also fireman, gasman

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“Fire boss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fire%20boss. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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