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firebreak

firebreak

noun fire·break \-ˌbrāk\

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

Full Definition of FIREBREAK

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

First Known Use of FIREBREAK

1841

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