Meaning of fire-eater

fire-eat•er

Pronunciation: (fīr'ē"tur), [key]
— n.
  1. an entertainer who pretends to eat fire.
  2. an easily provoked, belligerent person.
  3. an early and extreme Southern advocate of secession before the Civil War.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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