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fire escape

n.
A structure or device, such as an outside stairway attached to a building, erected for emergency exit in the event of fire.
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fire escape

n
(Building) a means of evacuating people from a building in the event of fire, esp a metal staircase outside the building
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fire′ escape`


n.
a metal stairway down an outside wall for escaping from a burning building.
[1670–80]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fire escape - a stairway (often on the outside of a building) that permits exit in the case of fire or other emergencyfire escape - a stairway (often on the outside of a building) that permits exit in the case of fire or other emergency
staircase, stairway - a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
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Translations
požární schodiště
brandtrappe
paloportaat
izlaz u slučaju požara
非常階段
화재 피난 장치
nödutgång
ทางหนีไฟ
lối thoát hiểm

fire escape

nscala di sicurezza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

fire escape

سُلَّمُ النَّجَاةِ مِنَ الـحَرِيق požární schodiště brandtrappe Feuerleiter έξοδος κινδύνου για πυρκαγιά escalera de incendios paloportaat sortie de secours izlaz u slučaju požara scala antincendio 非常階段 화재 피난 장치 brandtrap rømningsvei wyjście ewakuacyjne saída de emergência пожарный выход nödutgång ทางหนีไฟ yangın çıkışı lối thoát hiểm 防火梯
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References in classic literature ?
There was a law forbidding the use of buildings as lodginghouses unless they were licensed for the purpose, and provided with proper windows, stairways, and fire escapes; but here, in a "paint room," reached only by an enclosed "chute," a room without a single window and only one door, a hundred men were crowded upon mattresses on the floor.
Geraldo Morales, 55, (https://nypost.com/2019/05/08/at-least-6-injured-after-fire-rips-through-harlem-apartment-building/) told the New York Post that he and his 75-year-old mother who live on the fifth floor fled the building down a fire escape. He said, " There was so much smoke you couldn't even see.
"It would appear he has been brought out of the cell and has noticed the fire escape door in the passageway.
Evans was captured on CCTV fleeing the property via a fire escape carrying a distinctive bag.
The issue of fire escape in buildings has come to the fore after a devastating fire in Chawkbazar on February 20 killed at least 78 people and injured many more.
A Hammersmith manrescued from a burning building became the first person in the UK to be saved with the help of new "fire escape hoods".
NORTHBROOK, Ill: Allstate in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week released Escape Route, a new Allstate Mobile app feature, to help families create and practice fire escape plans using augmented reality (AR).
That's why the Red Cross is working with community partners to install free smoke alarms, help families create home fire escape plans, and provide public fire prevention and safety resources through its Home Fire Campaign, a nationwide effort to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries.
ROBBIE Williams last night told how he and his wife escaped down an outside fire escape from a blaze at a London hotel.
Others, along the side and back of the building, where the fire began, could not even get to their fire escape.