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firewarden

[fahyuh r-wawr-dn]
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noun
  1. a person having authority in the prevention or extinguishing of fires, as in towns or camps.
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Origin of firewarden

First recorded in 1705–15; fire + warden
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Historical Examples

  • He was at one time colonel of the Boston regiment, and was for many years a selectman, and a firewarden of the town.

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British Dictionary definitions for firewarden

firewarden

noun
  1. US and Canadian an officer responsible for fire prevention and control in an area, esp in a forest
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