pump·​er | \ ˈpəm-pər How to pronounce pumper (audio) \

Definition of pumper

: one that pumps especially : a fire truck equipped with a pump

Examples of pumper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pumper was something the two men had worked on together since Ross officially joined the department as a volunteer firefighter 40 years ago. Sue Kiesewetter, The Enquirer, 8 Apr. 2021 The San Antonio Water System, the biggest municipal pumper from the aquifer, was already in Stage 1 restrictions, meaning residents and businesses are allowed to water outdoors just once a week with sprinklers. San Antonio Express-News, 6 Apr. 2021 The money helped pay for a new pumper truck for the volunteer fire department. Angela Barajas And Martin Savidge, CNN, 25 Mar. 2021 Those services will soon include a new $591,000 pumper truck, which will replace a 1997 fire engine. John Benson, cleveland, 30 Dec. 2020 The first of five annual $212,000 payments for a new pumper/ladder truck begins in 2021. Beth Mlady, cleveland, 13 Dec. 2020 After waiting for more than a year to be built and delivered, the Parma Fire Department recently received two brand-new Sutphen pumper fire engines. John Benson, cleveland, 11 Nov. 2020 In the meantime, Grutman — the hype man, the energy pumper, the one injecting that party-all-the time vibe — is missing out on the action, which has shifted to house parties. Kelli Kennedy, orlandosentinel.com, 19 Oct. 2020 Accounts from the Naperville Sun tell how Rechenmacher, Herring, Petrowski, Hill and James Heinke climbed aboard the pumper truck at the fire station on Jefferson Avenue. Suzanne Baker, chicagotribune.com, 16 Oct. 2020

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“Pumper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pumper. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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