pompier

n.

"fireman's scaling ladder," French, literally "fireman," from pompe "pump" (see pump (n.)).


Nearby words

  1. pompelmous,
  2. pompey,
  3. pompholyx,
  4. pompidou,
  5. pompidou, georges jean raymond,
  6. pompilid,
  7. pompom,
  8. pompom girl,
  9. pompon,
  10. pomposity

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