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firebreak

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noun fire·break \-ˌbrāk\

Simple Definition of firebreak

  • : an area of land that has had plants and trees removed to stop the spread of a fire

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of firebreak

  1. :  a barrier of cleared or plowed land intended to check a forest or grass fire

1841

First Known Use of firebreak

1841


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