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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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