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smokejumper

[smohk-juhm-per] /ˈsmoʊkˌdʒʌm pər/
noun
1.
a firefighter who parachutes to forest fires inaccessible to ground crews.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; smoke + jumper1
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  • Virtually any facility with adequate runway length and fueling capabilities can serve as a sub-base for smokejumper operations.

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