[fahyuh r-muh n] /ˈfaɪər mən/
noun, plural firemen.
a person employed to extinguish or prevent fires; firefighter.
a person employed to tend fires; stoker.
U.S. Navy. an enlisted person assigned to the care and operation of a ship’s machinery.
British Mining. .
noun (pl) -men
a man who fights fires, usually a public employee or trained volunteer Gender-neutral form firefighter
a man who tends furnaces; stoker
Also called deputy. a mine official responsible for safety precautions US equivalent fire boss
(US, navy) a junior rating who works on marine engineering equipment
(informal) any employee who is dispatched to deal with trouble at short notice
late 14c., “tender of a fire,” from fire (n.) + man (n.). As “person hired to put out (rather than tend) fires” it is attested from 1714.
A relief pitcher, esp an effective one: a four-run blast against fireman Joe in the eighth inning (1940s+ Baseball)
noun 1. an official heading a bureau for the prevention or investigation of fires. 2. a person who has charge of the fire-prevention equipment and personnel of an industrial plant. noun (US) 1. a public official responsible for investigating the causes of fires, enforcing fire prevention laws, etc 2. the head of a fire prevention […]
[fee-ren-dze] /fiˈrɛn dzɛ/ noun 1. Italian name of . /fiˈrɛntse/ noun 1. the Italian name for Florence
- Fire on
verb phrase To strike; hit: looking at this one dude Huey had fired on (1960s+ Black)
- Fire on all cylinders
verb phrase To operate or proceed at maximum speed and efficiency: Europe’s economy will fire on all cylinders/ a world firing on all cylinders, where the US, Japan, and Europe are all growing simultaneously (1990s+) Also, hit or click on all cylinders. Function very well, as in Once we figured out how to use the […]