fire fighter


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fire·fight·er

also fire fighter  (fīr′fī′tər)
n.
A member of a fire department who fights fires.

fire′fight′ing adj. & n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fire fighter - a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish firesfire fighter - a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
fire department - the department of local government responsible for preventing and extinguishing fires
defender, guardian, protector, shielder - a person who cares for persons or property
fire chief, fire marshal - the head of a fire department
fire warden, forest fire fighter, ranger - an official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest
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