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firefighter

Syllabification: fire·fight·er
Pronunciation: /ˈfīərˌfīdər
 
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Definition of firefighter in English:

noun

A person whose job is to extinguish fires.
Example sentences
  • Waiting on the ground were police officers and firefighters as well as ambulance crews.
  • When firefighters arrived the fire had already gone out and the woman was out of the building.
  • She gave the couple fire survival guidance while firefighters rushed to the scene.

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