fire wall


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fire′ wall`

or fire′wall`,


n.
1. a partition built to prevent the spread of a fire from one part of a building, ship, etc., to another.
2. an integrated collection of security measures designed to prevent unauthorized electronic access to a networked computer system.
[1750–60]
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Applying its modular structure fabrication competencies plus branded refractory concrete fire wall system, Oldcastle Precast has completed a turnkey infrastructure project at the Boeing Co.
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The fuel tank split open, the fire wall split open and I looked over and saw flames.
Summary: BRUSSELS - European finance ministers discussed ways of boosting IMF resources to build a better fire wall against the debt crisis on Monday, while also assessing plans for tighter eurozone fiscal rules that they hope will prevent the problems from worsening.
Each person who is immunized becomes part of a fire wall against the spread of disease.
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Under New York code, exit stairs can be back-to-back if there's a fire wall in between.
WHEN LAUSD officials were confronted with data that raise concerns about a possible conflict of interest involving the firm that provides the district with political advice, they responded by saying they have a fire wall in place to prevent wrongdoing.