pumper

[ puhm-per ]
/ ˈpʌm pər /

noun

a person or thing that pumps.
a fire truck specially equipped to pump water at the site of a fire.

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Origin of pumper

First recorded in 1650–60; pump1 + -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for pumper

  • A pumper and a hook-and-ladder truck swung around the corner, lurching to a stop.

    The Secret Pact|Mildred A. Wirt
  • I was startled because this was almost the only man except the pumper and the train crews that had been there since I came.

    Danger Signals|John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
  • Yet with Yoricks inconsequence, the narrator is led aside and exclaims at the end of this chapter, But where is Pumper?

    Laurence Sterne in Germany|Harvey Waterman Thayer
  • An hour later, a big broad shouldered Irishman who proved to be the pumper, came ambling along on a railroad velocipede.

    Danger Signals|John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady