Definition of Smokey the Bear from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    Smokey the Bear

     
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  1. 1the symbol used by the US Forest Service to help prevent forest fires. It is a friendly bear wearing a Forest Service hat and is used on posters (= large printed notices) and television advertisements with the message 'Only you can prevent forest fires.’
  2. 2(also Smokey Bear, Smokey) (informal) an informal US name for a member of the highway police, so called because the hats they wear in some states are similar to the one worn by Smokey the Bear.
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