fire·​man | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-mən How to pronounce fireman (audio) \

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

Examples of fireman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The reasoning: Treinen has become too valuable in his setup/fireman role, in which he often is lined up to face the heart of an opponent’s order in any late inning. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 29 Mar. 2022 There's also the number and address of William Curry, a Black fireman. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 Apr. 2022 The hundreds who gathered also honored some of Michigan’s few remaining veterans of World War II, including 95-year-old Art Fishman, of Oak Park, a Navy fireman who served in the Pacific as just a teenager on the destroyer USS Robinson. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, 7 Apr. 2022 One fireman was taken to the hospital for a medical check out. Cate Charron, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Mar. 2022 Ukrainian officials said a fireman was killed when Russian forces shelled an area where firefighters were trying to put out a blaze in the village of Nataevka, in the Zaporizhzhia region. Arkansas Online, 19 Mar. 2022 Ukrainian officials said a fireman was also killed when Russian forces shelled an area where firefighters were trying to put out a blaze in the village of Nataevka, in the Zaporizhzhia region. Cara Anna, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Mar. 2022 The editor was stunned to discover the letter was signed by a Dennis E. Smith, who identified himself not as a literary critic or public intellectual but as a Bronx fireman. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 23 Jan. 2022 What happens next is reminiscent of Michelle's premiere, when Daniel the firefighter rode in on a toy fire truck, and he was quickly followed by another fireman, PJ, who showed up in an actual fire truck. Kristen Baldwin,, 4 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fireman

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 May 2022

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“Fireman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for fireman


fire·​man | \ ˈfīr-mən How to pronounce fireman (audio) \
plural firemen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of fireman

2 : a person who tends a fire (as in a large furnace)

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