Definition of visiting fireman in English:

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visiting fireman

Pronunciation: /ˈvizidiNG ˈfī(ə)rmən/


North American informal
1An important visitor to a city or organization who is given an official welcome and especially cordial treatment.
Example sentences
  • Two other stimulating components of Barghoorn's lunch group were the graduate students, such as Margaret Bryan Davis and Don Whitehead, and the many visiting firemen, such as Bill Critchfield and Sherwin Carlquist.
  • Group led by officers of the New York Society, members of the Mayo County Council and visiting firemen.
1.1A visitor or tourist who is accorded special attention because they are expected to spend extravagantly.

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Syllabification: vis·it·ing fire·man

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