Definition of pumper in US English:



North American
  • A fire engine that carries a hose and pumps water.

    • ‘It allows concrete pumpers to manage their daily dispatch responsibilities, report on productivity, and manage invoicing, equipment, and contracts.’
    • ‘Darrell is a septic-tank pumper who drives his honey wagon to rural residences to haul away human waste.’
    • ‘When I was a boy my big dream was to be the chief gas pumper at the local Texaco.’
    • ‘Except to power the organ, of course: little boys are not the expert organ pumpers that they used to be.’
    • ‘Motorway pumpers don't want flimsy or demure, we need dairy-farm efficiency - something bulky and rubberised.’