fire drill

noun

Definition of fire drill

: a practice drill in extinguishing fires or in the conduct and manner of exit in case of fire

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The defense returns 10 starters this year and is loaded with experience thanks to last year’s fire drill. Christopher Smith, al, "10 college football season win totals, futures to bet," 28 Aug. 2019 My latest investigation into the secret life of our data is not a fire drill. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Denver Post, "Browser extensions collect and sell data with almost no oversight," 28 July 2019 My latest investigation into the secret life of our data is not a fire drill. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Denver Post, "Browser extensions collect and sell data with almost no oversight," 28 July 2019 My latest investigation into the secret life of our data is not a fire drill. Washington Post, "I found your data. It’s for sale.," 18 July 2019 My latest investigation into the secret life of our data is not a fire drill. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Denver Post, "Browser extensions collect and sell data with almost no oversight," 28 July 2019 My latest investigation into the secret life of our data is not a fire drill. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Denver Post, "Browser extensions collect and sell data with almost no oversight," 28 July 2019 My latest investigation into the secret life of our data is not a fire drill. Anchorage Daily News, "He found your online data - and it’s for sale," 19 July 2019 Most of them involve fire drill and evacuation preparation or Medicaid eligibility. Terry Tang, The Seattle Times, "Family of woman in vegetative state outraged after baby born," 9 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of fire drill

1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fire drill was in 1861

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fire drill

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fire drill

: an activity in which people practice leaving a place quickly so that they will know what to do if there is a fire

fire drill

noun

Kids Definition of fire drill

: a practice drill in getting out of a building in case of fire

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