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firefighter

[fahyuh r-fahy-ter] /ˈfaɪərˌfaɪ tɛr/
noun
1.
a person who fights destructive fires.
Also, fire fighter.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; fire + fighter
Related forms
firefighting, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fire fighting

firefighter

/ˈfaɪəˌfaɪtə/
noun
1.
a person who fights fires, usually a public employee or trained volunteer
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Word Origin and History for fire fighting

firefighter

n.

1903, from fire (n.) + fighter.

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Encyclopedia Article for fire fighting

activity directed at limiting the spread of fire and extinguishing it, particularly as performed by members of organizations (fire services or fire departments) trained for the purpose. When it is possible, fire fighters rescue persons endangered by the fire, if necessary, before turning their full attention to putting it out.

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