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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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Examples for firefighter
  • Six months later, he confided his troubles to a friend-a firefighter who had witnessed similar horrors.
  • The commission's suggested solution is to appoint itself as fire warden, firefighter and prosecutor.
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
firefighter
1903, from fire (n.) + fighter.
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