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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The head of a department or office that is charged with the prevention and investigation of fires.
  • n. A person in charge of firefighting personnel and equipment at an industrial plant.

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  • n. A public official with police powers responsible for enforcing fire safety regulations, and sometimes, who also investigates suspicious fires.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the head of a fire department

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