firefighter

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noun fire·fight·er \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌfī-tər\

Definition of firefighter

  1. :  a person who fights fires :  fireman 2

firefighting

play \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌfī-tiŋ\ noun

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First Known Use of firefighter

1839


FIREFIGHTER Defined for English Language Learners

firefighter

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noun

Definition of firefighter for English Language Learners

  • : a member of a group that works to put out fires


FIREFIGHTER Defined for Kids

firefighter

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noun fire·fight·er \ˈfīr-ˌfī-tər\

Definition of firefighter for Students

  1. :  a person whose job is to put out fires

firefighting

\-iŋ\ noun


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