fire escape


Definition of fire escape

: a device for escape from a burning building especially : a metal stairway attached to the outside of a building

Examples of fire escape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That could be your backyard, a little park, a walking path, a rooftop, or fire escape near a tree. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 8 June 2022 In the brief, 19-second teaser, Rocky and RiRi are seen hanging out on a fire escape and walking amid swarms of paparazzi and flashing camera lights. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 4 May 2022 Their admonitions resonate with Phillips’ idea that, for some, writing while mothering can feel as terrifying as leaving a baby on a fire escape. Lauren Leblanc, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2022 Every household should have a fire escape plan that includes at least two ways out of each room. Washington Post, 12 Apr. 2022 Walking alone through the parking lot to enter the fire escape door that was always propped open, I was abducted at knife point, driven to a house outside of town and gang raped. Marla Ridenour, USA TODAY, 26 Mar. 2022 The program, called Code Red, is much like a fire escape plan. NBC News, 5 Mar. 2022 Nash tried to leave through a fire escape but saw an officer on the roof and went back inside the victim's apartment. NBC News, 15 Feb. 2022 Initially, fire crews didn’t see any evidence of a fire in the front of the three-story building, but quickly discovered a fire inside a wall near the building’s rear fire escape, the district said in a news release. Mike Nolan,, 24 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of fire escape

1725, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“Fire escape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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Kids Definition of fire escape

: a stairway that provides a way of escape from a building in case of fire

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