fireguard

noun
fire·​guard | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌgärd How to pronounce fireguard (audio) \

Definition of fireguard

1 : a person who watches for the outbreak of fire also : a person whose duty is to extinguish fires
3 : firebreak

First Known Use of fireguard

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Fireguard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fireguard. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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