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fire-raiser

Syllabification: fire-rais·er

Definition of fire-raiser in English:

noun

British
An arsonist.
Example sentences
  • As he explains: ‘The word on the street was, ‘Find the fire-raisers.’
  • The fire-raisers took my hunting gear, including my breeches, which were hanging on the washing line to dry, and had stacked them at the door.
  • That means a convicted fire-raiser has the right to sit in parliament and pass laws binding on the rest of us.

Derivatives

fire-raising

1
noun
Example sentences
  • It was deliberate fire-raising with intent to do significant damage in the flat.
  • ‘He has got a track record of fire-raising,’ the judge told York Crown Court.
  • Police in Strathclyde are investigating three incidents of wilful fire-raising at schools on Friday night.

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