fire drill

noun
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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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First Known Use of fire drill

1861


FIRE DRILL Defined for English Language Learners

fire drill

noun

Definition of fire drill for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

fire drill

noun

Definition of fire drill for Students

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

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