smoke jumper

noun

Definition of smoke jumper

: a forest firefighter who parachutes to locations otherwise difficult to reach

Examples of smoke jumper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Williams discovered that the head of the U.S. Forest Service had pitched Roosa, a former smoke jumper who fought forest fires, on the idea. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 31 Jan. 2022 Trees, according to Sarah Berns, who was a smoke jumper with the Forest Service out of Grangeville, Idaho, are among the scariest parts of smoke jumping. Kendra Pierre-louis, The Atlantic, 7 Oct. 2021 There, a rugged smoke jumper might be hunched over a sewing machine, gently guiding layers of fabric beneath the staccato rhythm of a presser foot. Kendra Pierre-louis, The Atlantic, 7 Oct. 2021 Angelina Jolie plays Hannah, a tough-but-tender Montana smoke jumper with a tragic past. Kyle Smith, National Review, 16 May 2021 Angelina Jolie is back in action movies as a Montana smoke jumper who comes across a 12-year-old boy on the run and in need of her help. Philip Martin, Arkansas Online, 14 May 2021 Owen is murdered by the assassins, and during his a frantic quest to survive, Connor crosses paths with a Montana smoke jumper, Hannah (Jolie), living in a fire tower. Angelica Jade Bastién, Vulture, 14 May 2021 And the part of a Montanan smoke jumper haunted by trauma and guilt, was potentially cathartic. Jake Coyle, Star Tribune, 7 May 2021 Dead stars Jolie as the smoke jumper Hannah — one of the expert firefighters trained to parachute into a blaze. Devan Coggan, EW.com, 6 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of smoke jumper

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Smoke jumper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smoke%20jumper. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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