Definitions

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

Etymologies

fire +‎ break (Wiktionary)

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