1. a fire-eating juggler.
|Men of Character I 77: Job was not a salamander; a red hot spark from the blazing wood had inopportunely lighted on his cheek.|
|Dict. of Modern Sl. etc. 204: salamanders street acrobats and jugglers who eat fire.|
|Children of Gibeon (2001) 74: We ain’t a show. Lotty ain’t a clown; I ain’t a jumping-horse; Liz ain’t a salamander.|
2. (Aus.) a fireman.
|Sun. Times (Perth) 26 Aug. 1/1: An attempted jewel robbery by drinken firemen has been hushed up [and] the advent of the John disturbed the shickered Salamanders in their felony.|