fireman

noun fire·man \ ˈfī(-ə)r-mən \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of fireman

1 : a person who tends or feeds fires : stoker
2 : a member of a fire department : firefighter
3 : an enlisted man in the navy who works with engineering machinery
4 : a relief pitcher in baseball

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First Known Use of fireman

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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FIREMAN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of fireman for English Language Learners

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


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fireman

noun fire·man \ ˈfīr-mən \

Definition of fireman for Students

plural firemen \-mən\
2 : a person who tends a fire (as in a large furnace)

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