"fireman's scaling ladder," French, literally "fireman," from pompe "pump" (see pump (n.)).
- pompidou, georges jean raymond,
- pompom girl,
Examples from the Web for pompier
I have a horse entered for the race to-morrow, Pompier de Nanterre.
It does not amuse the pompier,” said Dumas, “but I know what it wants.Dumas' Paris|Francis Miltoun
On this occasion, M. Wilkie—being fortunate enough to arrive the first—immediately repaired to Pompier de Nanterre's stall.
He would willingly have given his third share in Pompier de Nanterre to have made his escape.
I have staked a thousand louis on 'Pompier de Nanterre,' my horse, and my friends have ventured ten times as much.The Count's Millions|Emile Gaboriau