fire escape

noun
|Updated on: 23 Jun 2018

Definition of fire escape

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

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First Known Use of fire escape

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FIRE ESCAPE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of fire escape for English Language Learners

  • : a stairway or ladder that can be used to escape from a burning building


FIRE ESCAPE Defined for Kids

fire escape

noun

Definition of fire escape for Students

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


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