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Definition of the noun firebreak

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noun - plural: firebreaks

  1. a narrow field that has been cleared to check the spread of a prairie fire or forest fire
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of firebreak: fireguard
    • more generic word: field = a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed

Alternative definition of the noun firebreak


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

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Google previewMilitary Training Activities at Mākua Military Reservation, Hawai'i (2009)

Environmental Impact Statement

The north firebreak is a roadway that completely circles the north training and impact area. Minimum training or live-fire takes place here. However, because of rough terrain, prescribed burning is usually the only fuel modification conducted in ...

Google previewDoctrine, the Alliance and Arms Control (1986)

by Robert O'Neill

The only durable and meaningful firebreak is the one between peace and any kind of war. This we achieve by resisting the allure of shortcuts in favour of the harder, but wiser, challenge of increasing our deterrence of all types of aggression.

Google previewThe Limits of Violence (2014)

Lessons of a Revolutionary Life by Ira Chaleff

If a blaze is consuming hundreds of homes, everyone will agree that creating a firebreak is a reasonable action, often a necessary action, even if doing so destroys a few more homes. The revolution is creating a firebreak. It is saying to the ...

Google previewEngineering Drawing and Design (2016)

by David A. Madsen, David P. Madsen

A firebreak is a gap in vegetation or other combustible material that acts as a barrier to slow or stop the progress of a bushfire or wildfire. It can vary by regulations but usually requires that ground cover be no more than 250 in height and that all ...

Google previewWildfires (2012)

by Tamra B. Orr

Sometimes a firebreak is used to slow down or stop the progress of a wildfire. A firebreak is a natural or constructed gap in materials that add fuel to a fire, ...

Google previewWorld Politics (2016)

Political science, Political science by CTI Reviews

Firebreak: A firebreak is a gap ...

Google previewAccess California Wine Country 8e (2007)

by Richard Saul Wurman

Firebreak is a Tuscan-inspired proprietary blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. ♢ Tours M-F, by appointment only .

Google previewLucky Litter, The (2015)

Wolf Pups Rescued from Wildfire by Jennifer Keats Curtis

A firebreak is a place where there are no plants or other material for the fire to burn. Roads make good firebreaks. Sometimes a very strong wind can blow the flames and ash across the firebreak. But usually when a wildfire reaches the ...

Google previewRepairing the Regime (2000)

Preventing the Spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction by Joseph Cirincione

The second firebreak is the mating of that MRBM with a weapon of mass destruction, particularly a nuclear weapon. In the South Asian context, it seems that the threshold has been breached: both India and Pakistan have deployable nuclear ...

Google previewDictionary of Architecture and Building Construction (2008)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

firebreak door see fire door. firebreak floor see fire floor. firebreak wall see fire wall. firebrick, refractory brick; ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

firebreak ina forest. fireguard/ be ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2013)

by Chris Park, Michael Allaby

firebreak (fire line) A barrier, usually either a natural *clearing or one ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering (2012)

by Christopher Gorse, David Johnston, Martin Pritchard, Martin Pritchard (BEng (Hons), PhD.)

fire door (firebreak door) A door, including the frame, which is designed to provide ...

Google previewDictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

by Jonathon Green

firebreak n ...

Google previewSchirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary (2010)

by Paul Zollo

betake brake break cake cheesecake lambake coffeecake cornflake cupcake daybreak drake earache earthquake fake firebreak flake forsake fruitcake griddlecake grubstake hake halterbreak handshake headache heartache heartbreak ...

Google previewReverse English Dictionary (1999)

Based on Phonological and Morphological Principles by Gustav Muthmann

n tie-break wmdbreik 'faiabreik ha:tbreik autbreik deibreik steik rAmp-'steik 'bi:fsteik n windbreak n firebreak n heartbreak n outbreak n daybreak n steak n rump-steak a beefsteak -wi:k/-ueak skwi:k pipskwi: k v,n ...

Google previewA Political and Economic Dictionary of the Middle East (2013)

by David Seddon

The ceasefirewas observed by thePLO, but the Israeli forces took theopportunity to move northwards, initiallyto secure a 40 km strip asa 'firebreak', but eventually advancing (at theendof June) to Beirut. The siege ofBeirut then began,in ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Progressive Era (2009)

by Catherine Cocks, Peter C. Holloran, Alan Lessoff

San Francisco's inadequate water system could not provide enough water or water pressure to fight the fire effectively, and firefighters only managed to contain it by dynamiting mansions just outside the central area to create a firebreak.

Google previewRaupo Pocket Dictionary Of Modern Maori (2009)

by P M Ryan

pere whakaohokāpura fire escapetipa kāpura, rerenga ahi fire extinguisher whakaweto ahi, poko ahi fire service ratongaahi, rōpūtinei ahi firebreak whakarake kāpura fireguard āraiahi, takuahi fireplace pākai-ahi, takuahi fireproof werakore ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

remake, retake, sea quake, seedcake, Sheldrake, shortcake, snowflake, sponge cake, sweepstake, Swiss steak, teacake, toothache, uptake, windbreak, yeast cake; bellyache, coffee break, coffee cake, coral snake, double take, firebreak ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Tokyo (1997)

by Roman A. Cybriwsky

The shrine was destroyed in one of the area's frequent fires, and the land was made into a firebreak, a cleared area called Akibagahara, or "Akiba field." The word "Akihabara" is a shortened form of Akibagahara. Later the field became the site ...

Google previewArchitect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary (2012)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

firebreak door see fire door. firebreak floor see fire floor. firebreak wall see fire wall. firebrick, refractory brick; ...

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The value of this 9-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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