fire sale

noun

Definition of fire sale

  1. :  a sale of merchandise damaged in a fire; also :  a sale at very low prices

Examples of fire sale in a Sentence

  1. The company is having a fire sale of its old office equipment.

First Known Use of fire sale

1830


FIRE SALE Defined for English Language Learners

fire sale

noun

Definition of fire sale for English Language Learners

  • : a sale of products that have been damaged by fire

  • : a sale at very low prices

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