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

Definition of pumper

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

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The first fire truck, a 1929 pumper that was serving as engine 7 that day, arrived at the circus grounds too late, even though it was quartered just a half-dozen blocks away at the firehouse at Main and Sanford streets. Steven Goode, courant.com, "Hartford Fire Department to observe 75th anniversary of the Hartford Circus Fire," 25 June 2019 In the fire department category, Erhart Fire Department had the best pumper, Brunswick City had the best emergency transport vehicle and Brunswick Hills won for Best of Show. Sam Boyer, cleveland.com, "Summer Celebration got a break with four days of great weather: Photos," 23 June 2019 Engine 1, a pumper bought in 1989, is now so unreliable that the former front-line piece is only used when absolutely necessary by the volunteer department, which answers 500 calls a year. Bill Leukhardt, Courant Community, "Plainville Voters Approve New Firetrucks," 19 June 2018 The only low-tech oddity in this very electrified vehicle is the mechanical foot-pumper parking brake. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Kia Niro PHEV: The future of plug-and-play," 13 July 2018 From 30 men and a horse cart to 52 men and women, two stations, three pumpers, two medical units, a heavy rescue truck, and a boat, the entirety of the department's history can be discovered at the museum. Michael Walsh, Courant Community, "Tunxis Hose Fire Department Celebrating 125 Years," 10 July 2018 The Clermont Fire Department will dedicate a new $425,000 pumper truck Saturday in honor of a firefighter on the two-year anniversary of his death. Jerry Fallstrom, OrlandoSentinel.com, "New Clermont firetruck to be dedicated to firefighter who died at 32 in 2016," 9 July 2018 Plus, there's a fire station with a fire simulator, a pumper truck with a hose and a fire pool. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Take a family road trip this summer to check out these 7 Wisconsin children's museums," 19 June 2018 But the project will impact the Jewett City Fire Department, which depends on the pond created by the dam as a back-up water source for its pumpers. Janice Steinhagen, Courant Community, "State Plans To Remove Dams Worry Fire Officials," 29 May 2018

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1638, in the meaning defined above

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