Definition of firebreak in English:

firebreak

Line breaks: fire|break
Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪəbreɪk
 
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noun

An obstacle to the spread of fire, such as a strip of open space in a forest: we passed into a conifer forest and followed firebreaks downhill a fire-resistant door designed to be a firebreak
More example sentences
  • The imposing stone structure served as a firebreak during the 1948 fire and the neighbouring presbytery, built of timber was saved from the flames.
  • If the tree canopy goes on fire, go to the far side of a firebreak (man-made or natural such as a river) and try to prevent sparks starting a fire in your area.
  • The only option for the section was to create a firebreak around the equipment and wait until the fire passed.

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