firewarden

[ fahyuhr-wawr-dn ]

noun
  1. a person having authority in the prevention or extinguishing of fires, as in towns or camps.

Origin of firewarden

1
First recorded in 1705–15; fire + warden

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How to use firewarden in a sentence

  • 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

/ (ˈfaɪəˌwɔːdən) /


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

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