Meaning of “firefighter” in the English Dictionary

american-english dictionary

"firefighter" in British English

See all translations

firefighternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfaɪəˌfaɪ.tər/ us /ˈfaɪrˌfaɪ.t̬ɚ/

More examples

  • A firefighter heard his mother say that her son loved superheroes.
  • Call the firefighters!
  • Firefighters can be burned in fires or have to clean up dangerous chemicals after an accident.
  • It is dangerous work, but we pay firefighters to do this job – to fight fire.

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

"firefighter" in American English

See all translations

firefighternoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɑɪərˌfɑɪ·t̬ər/ plural -men /ˈfɑɪər·mən, -men/ also fireman, /ˈfɑɪər·mən/

someone whose job is to stop fires and to save people and property from being harmed

(Definition of “firefighter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)