Dictionary

brush fire

noun

Definition of BRUSH FIRE

1
:  a fire involving low-growing plants (as scrub and brush)
2
:  a minor conflict or crisis <putting out political brush fires>

First Known Use of BRUSH FIRE

1850

Browse

2 ENTRIES FOUND:
Next Word in the Dictionary: brush harrowPrevious Word in the Dictionary: brushfireAll Words Near: brush fire
July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears