noun, plural fire·men.
- a person employed to fire and lubricate a steam locomotive.
- a person employed to assist the engineer of a diesel or electric locomotive.
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My cousin Al is a Navy veteran, a former EMT, and now a fireman in New York City.
He wanted to go into the Army and then be a police officer and then be a fireman.Curse the Media in Newtown for Doing Too Little, Too Late on Guns|Michael Daly|December 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In this frightening raw video, fireman and bystanders run as the South Tower collapses.
One of my cousins is now a New York City fireman as well, and the fact that we got bin Laden is fantastic.
The fireman who runs into the burning building to rescue someone has a choice of whether to do so or not.
The fireman was already on the tender, ready to slew over the pipe that would bring a cataract of water down into the reservoir.Bert Wilson's Twin Cylinder Racer|J. W. Duffield
No fireman, responding to a night alarm, ever dressed quicker.Fighting in Flanders|E. Alexander Powell
That no engineer or fireman be required to pull any train without a conductor, or a man to take charge of said train.The Great Strike on the 'Q'|John A. Hall
When a fireman began operations on the engine, I meekly queried where the Express was.Four Years in Rebel Capitals|T. C. DeLeon
When in 1863 the engine-driver and fireman of a luggage train were fined 15s.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. II (of IV),--1857-1874|Charles L. Graves
British Dictionary definitions for fireman
noun plural -men
- (on steam locomotives) the man who stokes the fire and controls the injectors feeding water to the boiler
- (on diesel and electric locomotives) the driver's assistant