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Firer \Fir"er\, n. One who fires or sets fire to anything; an incendiary. [R.]
--R. Carew.


n. 1 A person responsible for fire staff 2 A pyromaniac


Firer is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Avraham Elimelech Firer, Israeli rabbi
  • Oleg Firer (born 1977), American chief executive
  • Susan Firer (born 1948), American poet

Usage examples of "firer".

She recalled the people she had met at Sardili Shores, the brick makers and kiln firers who had come to see the unusual spectacle of a visiting Truthsayer.

Ian Hamilton at Hector Spruit found the remains of many guns, which included two of our horse artillery twelve-pounders, two large Creusot guns, two Krupps, one Vickers-Maxim quick firer, two pompoms and four mountain guns.

Some are physical size and eye reliefthe distance between the eye of the firer and the rear sight.

The smaller grip, used by nonarmored shooters, required the firer to use both hands to steady its long barrel.

Obviously, the firer was supposed to swing the cylinder out and slide more of Dell Mir's flashplant-bagged cartridges into place from the front, base end first, then cap the chambers, and lock the cylinder back into place, which would make it much quicker to reload than the cap-and-ball revolvers of ancient Earth.

At this acceleration rate, the missile has a maximum powered endurance of sixty seconds, which restricts it to a powered engagement envelope (assuming target and firer were at rest relative to one another at the moment of fire) of approximately 1,500,000 kilometers and a terminal velocity of approximately 50,000 KPS.