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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
firefighter \fire"fight`er\, fire fighter \fire"
A person whose occupation it is to go to the scene of an
unwanted fire and extinguish it; a member of a fire company;
a fireman or a woman who fights fires.
Note: Some towns have few or no professional firefighters,
and fire suppression is conducted mostly by groups of
volunteers, called volunteer firefighters. The term
fireman was at one time synonymous with firefighter,
until women began to engage in the same occupation.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
[syn: fireman, firefighter, fire fighter, fire-
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