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smokejumper

[ smohk-juhm-per ]
/ ˈsmoʊkˌdʒʌm pər /
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noun

a firefighter who parachutes to forest fires inaccessible to ground crews.

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Origin of smokejumper

First recorded in 1925–30; smoke + jumper1
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