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noun (firemen)
  1. (firefighting) A person who is skilled in the work of fighting fire.
    1. (firefighting) A fireman that is of the male sex (see usage note).
  2. (railroading) A man who keeps the fire going underneath a steam boiler (originally, shoveling coal by hand), particularly on a railroad locomotive.
  3. (railroading) By extension of the above, an assistant on any locomotive, whether steam-powered or not.
  4. (baseball) A relief pitcher.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: brandweerman
  • French: pompier
  • German: Feuerwehrmann
  • Italian: vigile del fuoco
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: bombero
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, a male fireman)
Etymology: From English fire + (hu)man


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