Definition of fire escape in English:

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fire escape

Pronunciation: /ˈfī(ə)r əˈˌskāp/


A staircase or other apparatus used for escaping from a building on fire.
Example sentences
  • He walked over toward the stairs of the fire escape and tried pushing them down again but to no avail.
  • They were near an overflowing dumpster, and a fire escape heading up into one of the buildings.
  • The right side of the fire escape broke free from the brick building and swung down towards the street.

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Syllabification: fire es·cape

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