fire fighter

firefighter

[fahyuhr-fahy-ter]
noun
a person who fights destructive fires.
Also, fire fighter.


Origin:
1900–05; fire + fighter

firefighting, noun, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To fire fighter
Collins
World English Dictionary
firefighter (ˈfaɪəˌfaɪtə)
 
n
a person who fights fires, usually a public employee or trained volunteer

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

firefighter
1903, from fire (n.) + fighter.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature