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1. firefighter

noun. ['ˈfaɪrˌfaɪtɝ'] a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires.

Synonyms

  • fire warden
  • shielder
  • forest fire fighter
  • fire chief
  • fire fighter
  • guardian
  • fire marshal
  • defender
  • fire-eater
  • ranger
  • protector
  • fire department

Etymology

  • fighter (English)
  • -er (English)
  • fire (English)
  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Firefighter

  • begleiter
  • bullfighter
  • copywriter
  • engeleiter
  • eurofighter
  • gunfighter
  • kicklighter
  • lamplighter
  • screenwriter
  • scriptwriter
  • skywriter
  • songwriter
  • speechwriter
  • sportswriter
  • typewriter
  • underwriter
  • wheelwriter
  • wheelwriter

Example sentences of the word firefighter


1. Noun, singular or mass
You may have to apply to be a firefighter in order to work on a fire department ambulance.

2. Adverb
Filling yourself with knowledge about the company will help you in your quest to become an oil well firefighter.

Quotes containing the word firefighter


1. I became a firefighter because I wanted to save people. But I should have been more specific. I should have named names.
- Jodi Picoult

2. It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break; the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours. It is the firefighter's courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent's willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.
- Barack Obama

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