fire cut


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fire cut

[′fīr ‚kət]
(building construction)
An angular cut made at the end of a joist which will rest on a brick wall.

fire cut

A diagonal cut on a joist where it enters a masonry wall; if the joist burns through somewhere along its length, injury to the wall is prevented.
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The family tried to escape in two cars, but the fire cut off their path to safety.
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