from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A strip of cleared or plowed land used to stop the spread of a fire. Also called fireguard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An area cleared of all flammable material to prevent a fire from spreading across it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a narrow field that has been cleared to check the spread of a prairie fire or forest fire.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a narrow field that has been cleared to check the spread of a prairie fire or forest fire
A firebreak, which is regularly maintained, has been established around the reserve.
The third way was to just try to clearcut and soak a firebreak around the town.
They all agreed OP2 did create a "firebreak" and that action was suspended - and that Iraq's full compliance henceforth was what everything would turn on.
Greenspan had called for a "firebreak" against deflation and numerous Fed officials, including Greenspan and Bernanke, had raised the prospect of buying Treasury bonds to influence long-term rates.
There is simply no way for us "as a society" to create the kind of firebreak you are envisioning.
In 2011 we're going to need some kind of firebreak to the eurozone sovereign debt crisis.
This was our firebreak, our last best hope of survival.
The politicians have not created a big enough firebreak, so each time the bushfire has jumped the firebreak and it is now getting closer to the houses.
John Cridland, director general of the CBI, said Europe had been unable to create an effective firebreak to prevent the conflagration spreading and Germany had to decide if it wanted to save the single currency.
Mayor Bludworth arrived quickly but refused to pull down the neighbouring houses to create a firebreak disastrous!