Definition of smokejumper in English:

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smokejumper

Pronunciation: /ˈsmōkˌjəmpər/
(also smoke jumper)

noun

North American
A firefighter who parachutes in to the site of a forest fire.
Example sentences
  • BlackHawk Products Group has announced the acquisition of Wildfire Warrior, manufacturer of wild land fire fighting tools for hot shot crews and smokejumpers.
  • As we looked into the yawning gulch, Sallee remarked on a continuing mystery of the fire: how it had managed to get below the smokejumpers without them seeing it.
  • Aboard, with Edgar Mitchell and Alan Shepard Jr. was Stuart Allen Roosa, also known as ‘Smokey’ for his background as a U.S. Forest Service smokejumper (firefighters who jump from planes into forests to battle raging fires).

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Syllabification: smoke·jump·er

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