As a noun fireman
is (firefighting) someone (implied male) who is skilled in the work of fighting fire.
As an abbreviation tas is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(firefighting) Someone (implied male) who is skilled in the work of fighting fire.
(rail transport) A man who keeps the fire going underneath a steam boiler (originally, shoveling coal by hand), particularly on a railroad locomotive.
* ca. 1913 The wreck of Old 97 [ballad, Blue Ridge Mountains], verse 3:
(rail transport) By extension of the above, an assistant on any locomotive, whether steam-powered or not.
(baseball) A relief pitcher.
- He looked around his cab at his black greasy fireman, saying 'shovel on a little more coal, and when we cross that White Oak Mountain, you can watch Old 97 roll'.
Historically meant only a man, now used to refer to female firefighters as well. In modern usage, the gender-inclusive term firefighter is generally preferred.
* smoke eater
* fire truck
* fire engine
* fire extinguisher
* fire hose
* fire station
* fire hydrant