Meaning of “fire-eater” in the English Dictionary


"fire-eater" in English

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fire-eaternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfaɪərˌiː.tər/ us /ˈfaɪrˌiː.t̬ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • A fire-eater was trying some new stunt and he set the place ablaze, so the boss yelled to me. 
  • In exterior appearance he did not fill the portrait of the traditional fire-eater. 
  • It is about the contact of flame with the tender mucous membrane surfaces of the mouth and throat that Joe, as a fire-eater, was most concerned. 
  • The latter, talking about the time when he, too, had been a fire-eater, had mentioned an act where a performer leaped through blazing hoops, and Joe determined to use the idea, varying it to suit his purpose. 
  • There was a little time after supper before the performers had to go on with their acts, and Helen prevailed on Joe to take her to the hospital whither the injured fire-eater had been removed. 

(Definition of “fire-eater” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)