fire drill


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fire drill

n.
An exercise in the use of firefighting equipment or the evacuation of a building in case of a fire.

fire drill

n
a rehearsal of duties or escape procedures to be followed in case of fire

fire′ drill`


n.
a practice drill of duties and procedures to be followed in case of fire.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fire drill - an exercise intended to train people in duties and escape procedures to be followed in case of fire
practice session, practice, drill, exercise, recitation - systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect"
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