fireman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fireman play in which children pretend to put out a fire
    • n fireman a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
    • n fireman a pitcher who does not start the game
    • n fireman a laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fireman A man who tends the fires, as of a steam engine; a stocker.
    • Fireman A man whose business is to extinguish fires in towns; a member of a fire company.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fireman One of an organized company, in a city or town, whose business it is to extinguish or prevent conflagrations; a member of a fire-company.
    • n fireman One of the crew of a gun in the United States navy whose duty it is to assist in extinguishing fire, especially during a battle.
    • n fireman A man employed in tending fires, as of a steam-engine; a stoker.
    • n fireman In coal-mining, a person charged with the special duty of examining every morning the working-places and roads of a pit to ascertain if fire-damp is present.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fireman a man whose business it is to assist in extinguishing fires: a man who tends the fires, as of a steam-engine
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fýr; Ger. feuer; Gr. pyr.

Usage

In literature:

At the same time no one but an expert fireman should be permitted to enter where there is personal danger.
"Fire Prevention and Fire Extinction" by James Braidwood
Masters, the engineer, and Pete Leroy, his fireman, swung from the gangways; Kelly, the conductor, came running up from the forward coach.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
Some follow the method of having the fireman, on his round at night, when he looks after the fires in the heating room, gather the mushrooms.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
The magistrate inquired whether the dog lived with any particular fireman.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
He was a fireman, and his object seemed to be to find out at close quarters the extent and power of the fire.
"Two Daring Young Patriots" by W. P. Shervill
He picked her up and with little difficulty carried her out to the street, where a fireman took her from him.
"The Boy Scout Fire Fighters" by Robert Maitland
The latter was to be the fireman.
"Chasing an Iron Horse" by Edward Robins
Murph', the engineer av the dinky, an' his fireman, ducks for the engine-cab, l'avin' me standin' there to face the music.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
The engineer and the fireman!
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
I guess the man was the fireman; anyway, he had on a jumper.
"Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
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In poetry:

When a stately home bursts into flames,
instead of the fireman I summon,
an arsonist bursts on the scene,
and he is I. There is nothing I can do.
What must I do to distinguish myself?
How can I put myself together?
"We Are Many" by Pablo Neruda
So the two boats cruised about for some time,
Before it was decided to pull for St. Catherine;
And while cruising about they must have been ill,
But they succeeded in picking up an engineer and fireman, also Captain Milne.
"The Collision in the English Channel" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The Jets' superfan, known for wearing his fireman 's helmet and leading the J-E-T-S Jets.
He also learned that Koregan has dreams of being a fireman .
Abandoned boy meets Texas fireman who saved him.
Martinez fireman remembers mother-in-law after fatal fire.
Fireman 's Breakfast In Bozeman.
Fireman 's Fund Names New COO.
Authorities say 30-year-old Michael Maher faces misdemeanor charges of impersonating a public servant and obstruction of a fireman .
Fireman 's tournament raises over $1,200.
A Tennessee Fireman 's Solution to Climate Change.
P2 Games launched the first-ever official Fireman Sam app, Friday.
Find out about The Fireman 's Electric Arguments from the online music source Billboard.com.
Tommy is wearing the helmet his grandfather wore for over 30 years while a fireman and then an officer of the NYFD.
Orrville Fireman 's Festival Parade.
Some kids want to be a fireman, a professional athlete or a superhero when they grow up.
I would like to tell a heartfelt story concerning one fireman.
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