firefighter

or fire fight·er

[ fahyuh r-fahy-ter ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌfaɪ tɛr /

noun

a person who fights destructive fires.

Origin of firefighter

First recorded in 1900–05; fire + fighter

OTHER WORDS FROM firefighter

fire·fight·ing, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for firefighter

firefighter
/ (ˈfaɪəˌfaɪtə) /

noun

a person who fights fires, usually a public employee or trained volunteer
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