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firefighter

or fire fight·er

[fahyuh r-fahy-ter]
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noun
  1. a person who fights destructive fires.

Origin of firefighter

First recorded in 1900–05; fire + fighter
Related formsfire·fight·ing, noun, adjective
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firefighting

noun
    1. the occupation of attempting to control and extinguish fires
    2. (as modifier)firefighting equipment
  1. the practice of reacting to urgent problems as they arise, as opposed to planning for the future

firefighter

noun
  1. a person who fights fires, usually a public employee or trained volunteer
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Word Origin and History for firefighting

firefighter

n.

1903, from fire (n.) + fighter.

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