Etymology
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fireman (n.)

also fire-man, late 14c., "tender of a fire," from fire (n.) + man (n.). From 1650s as "furnace-tender" of a early steam engine. As "person hired to put out (rather than tend) fires" it is attested from 1714. For "stoker," Old English had fyrbeta.

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Definitions of fireman

fireman (n.)
play in which children pretend to put out a fire;
fireman (n.)
a laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship);
Synonyms: stoker
fireman (n.)
a pitcher who does not start the game;
Synonyms: reliever / relief pitcher
fireman (n.)
a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires;
Synonyms: firefighter / fire fighter / fire-eater
From wordnet.princeton.edu