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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 periodicals archive ?
Open Competition: Device fire road outside Bogatyrsky Bridge
I believe it was in 1957 when I first noticed the little cabin set in a tight bend on the fire road that led to the radio station atop Flint Peak.
This open area at Portuguese Bend is part of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve, and is bisected by a fire road and intertwined with trails.
Simpson, nevertheless, navigated bumps in fire road, like gritting her teeth through tasteless AIDS jokes and rejoining the dating scene, where many equate HIV positive with damaged goods.
LORANE - An agreement is in the works for the platting of two new lots for homes in the Fire Road area, a victory for the neighbor who has fought plans for denser housing on the site for three years.
Mary's Fire Road ("MSM") Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains from the "Big Wild" network of public trails, which spans 21,000 acres of protected wilderness in the Santa Monica Mountains.
to its end and hike 1 mile down the fire road to the beach.
The battle over the attempted rezoning of the Siuslaw flood plain at the end of Fire Road is drawing to a close.
The City is requiring replacement of all valves and pipelines to the storage tanks, a new fire road, removal of telephone and electrical wires, and the relocation of a small residential area at a cost of over two million RMB.
Hiker and area resident Jim Cohan walks his dogs, Max and True, up a fire road on land near the corner of Edmore Place and Olivia Terrace.
The Eugene real estate broker originally bought three parcels totaling 31 acres at the end of Fire Road, partitioned a couple of existing homesites and reconfigured property lines and then went to the county with plans to divide the property into six home sites.
And without waiting for an answer, he opens the throttle and up we ride through a high pasture and into the late-fall woods along a rough fire road he had built himself, switching back and forth along the slope to make the grade.