fireman

noun
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

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Thank you to all the Pgh international Airport Escorts that were so very kind & the hot firemen who swiftly got me on my feet, into my chair & on my way!!! . . . . Leah Rocketto, Woman's Day, ""Dance Moms" Star Abby Lee Miller Fell Out Of Her Wheelchair at the Airport," 10 July 2019 Luckily, Miller was able to find the one bright spot in this terrifying ordeal: a hot fireman. Leah Rocketto, Woman's Day, ""Dance Moms" Star Abby Lee Miller Fell Out Of Her Wheelchair at the Airport," 10 July 2019 Brayden Schenn, in a fireman’s hat, sprayed the crowd with champagne. Joan Niesen, SI.com, "St. Louis Blues' Stanley Cup Parade Felt Like Redemption," 16 June 2019 The July 11 concert, featuring L&B All Star Review - a country and blues act - coincides with the fireman’s carnival. Michael Walsh, courant.com, "Farmington Community Services To Host Seven Concerts This Summer," 24 June 2019 The fireman and brakeman on the moving train leaped from the engine’s cab before the collision. John Kelly, Washington Post, "All aboard as Answer Man revisits the day in 1976 a train derailed in Takoma," 6 Jan. 2018 In fact, Legasov would have lived in an entirely different kind of squalor than the fireman did. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, "What HBO’s “Chernobyl” Got Right, and What It Got Terribly Wrong," 4 June 2019 The volunteer fireman, who was posing for official photos with his new wife at the time, dropped everything and changed into his uniform. Fox News, "Minnesota firefighter leaves his own wedding to battle blaze," 27 Sep. 2018 It could be caused simply by the lifesaving efforts of firemen hosing a flaming building. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "The 1991 Firestorm That Changed Everything We Thought We Knew About Arson," 8 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of fireman

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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fireman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fireman

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

fireman

noun
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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