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firebreak

a strip of open land in forest or prairie, to arrest the advance of a fire

firebreak

[′fīr‚brāk]
(forestry)
A cleared area of land intended to check the spread of forest or prairie fire.
(mining engineering)
A strip across an area in which either no combustible material is employed or in which, if timber supports are used, sand is filled and packed tightly around them.

firebreak

1. Space between buildings, groups of buildings, or areas of a city designed to prevent the spread of fire from one building, group, or area to another.
2. Fire-resistive floors, walls, doors, shutters, etc., designed to prevent the spread of fire within a building.
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You will soon discover that snuffing the portion of the fire that wants to burn across the firebreak is much easier than when lighting the backfire.
The main support race is the Listed Firebreak Stakes and Brown pins his hopes on Bankable, who was unlucky fourth to Our Giant on his last start.
We used the company's equipment to pull the unaffected timber away and create a firebreak and stop the flames spreading to other sawmill buildings and piles of wood.
He said: "I am really pleased that so many young people have taken part in Firebreak.
But the fires were moving too fast, and the firebreaks just added to their fury.
Dettori started proceedings with a win on Firebreak in the opening Godolphin Mile.
Firebreak, Richard Stark (Robert McHale, pounds 17.
6 million animals have been slaughtered--perhaps 99% of which were healthy culled as a firebreak to the viral spread.
Organizers pick a site with a natural firebreak, like a road or stream, across which the fire cannot spread.
For the bank's file servers, Walsh purchased Norman's Firebreak software, which he had used when he worked at another company.
On matters of urban space, James McClain explores Edobashi, a downtown area that the shogunate set aside as a firebreak but townsmen gradually transformed into a bustling, low-budget, commercial enclave.