firebreak

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noun fire·break \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌbrāk\

Definition of firebreak

  1. :  a barrier of cleared or plowed land intended to check a forest or grass fire

First Known Use of firebreak

1827


FIREBREAK Defined for English Language Learners

firebreak

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Definition of firebreak for English Language Learners

  • : an area of land that has had plants and trees removed to stop the spread of a fire



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