firefighternoun [ C ]uk /ˈfaɪəˌfaɪ.tər/ us /ˈfaɪrˌfaɪ.t̬ɚ/
- Some people think that 'fireman' is a sexist term, and prefer the politically correct term 'firefighter'.
- Several of the firefighters received commendation for their bravery.
- It took the firefighters several hours to extinguish the flames.
- High winds have hindered firefighters in their efforts to put out the blaze.
- Two firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation.