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fire·break

 (fīr′brāk′)
n.
A strip of land that has been cleared, plowed, or planted with fire-resistant vegetation to prevent a fire from spreading. Also called fireguard.

firebreak

(ˈfaɪəˌbreɪk)
n
1. (Forestry) Also: fireguard or fire line a strip of open land in a forest or on a prairie, to arrest the advance of a fire
2. a measure taken to arrest the advance of anything dangerous or harmful

fire•break

(ˈfaɪərˌbreɪk)

n.
a strip of plowed or cleared land made to check the spread of a prairie or forest fire.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firebreak - a narrow field that has been cleared to check the spread of a prairie fire or forest fire
field - a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; "he planted a field of wheat"
Translations

firebreak

[ˈfaɪəbreɪk] Ncortafuego m

firebreak

fire break [ˈfaɪərbreɪk] ncoupe-feu mfire brigade n (British) (= organization) → régiment m de sapeurs-pompiers
the fire brigade (= firemen) → les pompiers mpl
to call the fire brigade → appeler les pompiersfire chief n (US)capitaine m des pompiers

firebreak

[ˈfaɪəˌbreɪk] ntagliafuoco
References in classic literature ?
1) When fire breaks out inside to enemy's camp, respond at once with an attack from without.
More than 100 firefighters and 11 helicopters were tackling the blaze as 50 bulldozers raced to clear another fire break around it.
Peterson originally planted his vineyard in 1989 as a fire break.
When a fire breaks out people should not use lift but we suspect that the victims used the lift, which led to their death," Rahangdale added.
July 22: Fire breaks out in a garments and shoe factory is in Al Hamriya Free Zone.