Definition of firebreak noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfaɪəbreɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfaɪərbreɪk//
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a thing that stops a fire from spreading, for example a special door or a strip of land in a forest that has been cleared of trees see also fire line
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: firebreak