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firebreak

fire·break

firebreak

 
pronunciation:
faIr breIk
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a piece of land that has been cleared of vegetation and other combustible objects in order to contain a fire.
definition 2: in military strategy, the uncertain transitional period or situation between the use of conventional and the use of nuclear weapons.
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