Definitions

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  • n. A firefighter.
  • n. One who smokes a pipe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of an engine company who is detailed to hold the nozle or pipe of the hose and direct its play.

Etymologies

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pipe +‎ man

Examples

  • Two more of the arriving reinforcements failed to appear to the public eye at the scene of congratulation, and, as sometimes happens in even so well regulated a family as our little army, these were the two who most deserved any honors that were being bestowed, -- Mr. Davies and his assistant pipeman.

    Under Fire

  • And here she turned as though to seek the other pipeman, while Tibbetts effusively -- impulsively -- began to make amends.

    Under Fire

  • Mr. Foote was as dry as a bone, until the pipeman saw him, and they nailed him up against the wall with a stream and Foote was damp as a wet nurse in a minute.

    Peck's Compendium of Fun

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