noun (plural firemen /-mən/)
- Staggering house prices are forcing qualified teachers, nurses, firemen and police officers to leave the borough because they cannot afford to buy in the area.
- How much does it cost to clean up ten fatal road crashes every day, and how many emergency workers - police, paramedics, firemen, doctors and nurses - are involved?
- Each year, firemen, forestry workers, civilians, Gardaí and sometimes soldiers are deployed for long periods in bringing outbreaks under control.
2A person who tends a furnace or the fire of a steam engine or steamship; a stoker.
- At least you found his machinery and equipment and the fireman building up his fire and steam for the heavy draw to come; but he was by himself.
- On the St Clair Avenue side of the yards, there is an old house, now used by the locomotive department as a bunk house for the locomotive drivers and firemen.
- Both the engineer and fireman of the train were killed instantly in the overturning of the giant locomotive.
2.1US An enlisted person in the US navy who maintains and operates a ship’s machinery.
- A US Navy fireman apprentice fell overboard of the USS Kitty Hawk on Wednesday.
- He was exposed to asbestos-containing products while working as a welder, pipefitter, and boilermaker at a manufacturing plant, and as a fireman in the Navy.
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