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 Three fire trucks were damaged, with two of them — an engine and a tanker/pumper — having to be taken out of service for repairs. Joe Taschler, Journal Sentinel, 15 July 2022 The memorial, designed and built by factory employees, has two Mueller fire hydrants with the men’s names inscribed on the pumper caps. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 15 June 2022 The pumper is owned by Liberty Township and no longer used as a frontline piece of equipment. Sue Kiesewetter, The Enquirer, 10 June 2022 Over the weekend, Loudoun fire officials will train Holmes County fire officials on how to use the yellow-and-white pumper while Randall and her Mississippi counterparts will sign a formal agreement to become sister counties. Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2022 The Park Ridge Historical Society reacquired the trusty pumper and reunited the vehicle in July 2020 with an overjoyed Bishop six months before his passing. George Castle, Chicago Tribune, 24 May 2022 The escalation from ballad to heart-pumper is deft, with a lone synth note the perfect segue from teasing to demanding. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 17 May 2022 James Kehrli were at the Pierce plant on Feb. 8 for a preconstruction meeting about a new pumper truck for Station 4, where Kehrli is stationed. Laurinda Joenks, Arkansas Online, 11 Mar. 2022 Also in 2021, the Seven Hills Fire Department received its brand-new 2021 Sutphen pumper engine. John Benson, cleveland, 22 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of pumper

1638, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

21 Jul 2022

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“Pumper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pumper. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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