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fire boss

noun, Mining.
1.
a person who inspects a mine for the presence of noxious gases, dangerous roofs, and other hazards.
Also called gasman; British, fireman.
Compare mine examiner.
Origin of fire boss
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism
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