Definition of Firebreak

1. Noun. A narrow field that has been cleared to check the spread of a prairie fire or forest fire.

Exact synonyms: Fireguard
Generic synonyms: Field



Definition of Firebreak

1. Noun. An area cleared of all flammable material to prevent a fire from spreading across it. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Firebreak

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Firebreak

firebolts
firebomb
firebombed
firebombing
firebombings
firebombs
firebote
firebotes
fireboxes
firebrand
firebrands
firebrat
firebrats
firebreak (current term)
firebreaks
firebreather
firebreathers
firebrick
firebricks
firebug
firebugs
firecall
fireclay
fireclays
firecracker
firecrackers
firecrest
firecrests

Literary usage of Firebreak

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1. Statutes of the Province of Newfoundland by Newfoundland (1893)
"Church hill firebreak from Water street to Duckworth street shall be sixty ... From Duckworth street to Queen's road the said firebreak shall be fifty feet ..."

2. Pamphlets on Forestry in Minnesota (1909)
"As a result of service activity in this direction, most of the railroads undertook some firebreak construction in 1911. Altogether they spent a good deal of ..."

3. Permafrost: North American Contribution [to The] Second International Conference by Building Research Advisory Board Staff (1973)
"Studies are now being conducted to develop alternative techniques of firebreak construction that will not remove surface vegetation. ..."

4. Forestry in Minnesota by Samuel Bowdlear Green, Geological and Natural History Survey of Minnesota (1902)
"Very often by clearing up and widening the course of a brook a veiy efficient firebreak may be made which will supplement other firebreaks. ..."

5. Reports of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon by Oregon Supreme Court (1899)
"... along and parallel to the defendant's track as a firebreak, to prevent such fires as might be caused by defendant's engines from overrunning his land. ..."

6. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"LEGAL firebreak. A legal firebreak shall consist of я strip of land 200 feet wide, plowed on either side and burned out inside the plowing. BeV. ..."

7. Principles of American Forestry by Samuel Bowdlear Green (1903)
"Very often by clearing up and widening the course of a brook, a very efficient firebreak may be made which will supplement other firebreaks. ..."

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