/fuyeur"meuhn/, n., pl. firemen.
1. a person employed to extinguish or prevent fires; firefighter.
2. a person employed to tend fires; stoker.
3. Railroads.
a. a person employed to fire and lubricate a steam locomotive.
b. a person employed to assist the engineer of a diesel or electric locomotive.
4. U.S. Navy. an enlisted person assigned to the care and operation of a ship's machinery.
5. Brit. Mining. See fire boss.
6. Baseball. See relief pitcher.
[1620-30 for sense "gunner"; FIRE + -MAN]
Usage. See -man.

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