UK [ˈfaɪə(r)ˌbreɪk] / US [ˈfaɪrˌbreɪk] noun [countable]
Word forms "firebreak":
singular firebreak plural firebreaks
a narrow area of land from which all the trees and bushes have been removed in order to prevent fires from spreading from one part of the countryside to another

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  • firebreak — noun An area cleared of all flammable material to prevent a fire from spreading across it. The firefighters used a bulldozer to clear a firebreak in the forest to try to contain the forest fire …   Wiktionary

  • firebreak — [[t]fa͟ɪ͟ə(r)breɪk[/t]] firebreaks also fire break N COUNT A firebreak is an area of open land in a wood or forest that has been created to stop a fire from spreading …   English dictionary

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  • firebreak — noun Date: 1841 a barrier of cleared or plowed land intended to check a forest or grass fire …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • firebreak — /fuyeur brayk /, n. a strip of plowed or cleared land made to check the spread of a prairie or forest fire. [1890 95; FIRE + BREAK] * * * …   Universalium

  • firebreak — fire|break [ˈfaıəbreık US ˈfaır ] n a narrow piece of land where all the plants and trees have been removed, made to prevent fires from spreading …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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