fire·​fight·​er ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌfī-tər How to pronounce firefighter (audio)
: a person who fights fires : fireman sense 2
firefighting noun

Examples of firefighter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But firefighters discovered that there was no standpipe on the interior of the building — a violation of the state fire code. Ames Alexander, Charlotte Observer, 14 May 2024 One firefighter continues to hammer gingerly as another takes away bits of drywall, and Faye’s head peeks through the hole. Daniella Segura, Sacramento Bee, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for firefighter 

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of firefighter was in 1839

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“Firefighter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a member of a company organized to fight fires
firefighting noun

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