[fahyuh r-fahy-ter] /ˈfaɪərˌfaɪ tɛr/
a person who fights destructive .
the practice of reacting to urgent problems as they arise, as opposed to planning for the future
a person who fights fires, usually a public employee or trained volunteer
1903, from fire (n.) + fighter.
1. What sysadmins have to do to correct sudden operational problems. An opposite of hacking. “Been hacking your new newsreader?” “No, a power glitch hosed the network and I spent the whole afternoon fighting fires.”
2. The act of throwing lots of manpower and late nights at a project, especially to get it out before deadline. See also gang bang, Mongolian Hordes technique; however, the term “firefighting” connotes that the effort is going into chasing bugs rather than adding features.
[fahyuh r-fluhd] /faɪərˌflʌd/ noun 1. a procedure designed to extract more oil from a well by injecting compressed air into the ground and burning some of the oil to increase the flow.
World-Wide Web A complete free, open-source web browser from the Mozilla Foundation and therefore a true code descendent of Netscape Navigator. The first non-beta release was in late 2004. Firefox Home (http://mozilla.org/products/firefox). (2005-01-26)
noun 1. a process of gilding metalwork in which the metal base is coated with an amalgam of gold and mercury, the latter subsequently being driven off by heat.
[fahyuh r-gahrd] /ˈfaɪərˌgɑrd/ noun 1. a person trained in fire prevention and safety: We’re looking for volunteer fireguards for Sunday’s performance. 2. a protective framework of wire in front of a fireplace; a fire screen. 3. a strip of cleared land made to check the spread of a forest or prairie fire; a firebreak. /ˈfaɪəˌɡɑːd/ […]