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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
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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.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at the law offices of The D'Amato Law Firm, 2900 Fire Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, to discuss the latest filing of a Federal lawsuit in the continuing litigation alleging a pattern of illegal, excessive force against guests by security guards, and Atlantic City police officers working for Harrah's, at Harrah's Atlantic City hotel and casino.
His chapbook Off the Fire Road (Green Tower Press, 2009) features a long poem about a man who travels to Brazil to be surgically transformed into a centaur.
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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.
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The statement was issued at the law offices of D'Arcy Johnson Day , located at 3120 Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township .
to its end and hike 1 mile down the fire road to the beach.