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firefighter

or fire fighter

[fahyuh r-fahy-ter] /ˈfaɪərˌfaɪ tɛr/
noun
1.
a person who fights destructive fires.
Origin of firefighter
1900-1905
1900-05; fire + fighter
Related forms
firefighting, noun, adjective
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  • They rushed for the footbridge and a firefighter blocked their way.

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  • Suzanne grabbed his hand and walked him over to the truck and grabbed the first firefighter she encountered.

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  • The fire was out now, the firefighter hosing down the last embers, going through the crowd and checking for injuries.

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British Dictionary definitions for firefighter

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 firefighter
n.

1903, from fire (n.) + fighter.

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