pump·​er ˈpəm-pər How to pronounce pumper (audio)
: one that pumps
especially : a fire truck equipped with a pump

Examples of pumper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hobbs terminated the lease of one such pumper, Fondomonte, which was drawing water from under state land in Butler Valley, west of Phoenix, to supply forage to dairy livestock in Saudi Arabia. The Arizona Republic, 13 Mar. 2024 Cunningham is an exclusive pumper and does not breastfeed. Sydney Page, Washington Post, 18 Mar. 2024 Firefighters from seven pumpers, two brush trucks and an aerial ladder truck were on scene battling the blaze shortly after 3 p.m., according to PulsePoint, an app that allows people to view calls firefighters and emergency medical services have responded to. Robert A. Cronkleton, Kansas City Star, 23 Feb. 2024 As the area’s largest groundwater pumper, the company has caused a substantial share of the subsidence. Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2023 A little green custom pumper truck retired from service at Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Company in Westminster will soon be on its way to Fulton, Kentucky, to help a station destroyed in recent tornados there. Katie V. Jones, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 28 Dec. 2021 Harvard Business Review - Baggage handlers, pest-control specialists, and welders are more likely to suffer workplace injuries than those working traditionally dangerous jobs like boilermakers or wellhead pumpers. Paige McGlauflin, Fortune, 2 Oct. 2023 The Fire Department responded with three pumper trucks, a ladder truck, a rescue truck, a medic and a battalion chief, a standard reply in that situation, Hyde said. Nwa Democrat-Gazette, Arkansas Online, 9 Sep. 2023 Urban firefighting systems, like fire engines, ladder trucks, and pumpers, are overwhelmed by the sheer number of homes to defend. Time, 22 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1638, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pumper was in 1638

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“Pumper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pumper. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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