[fahyuh r-breyk] /ˈfaɪərˌbreɪk/

a strip of plowed or cleared land made to check the spread of a prairie or forest .
Also fireguard, fire line. a strip of open land in a forest or on a prairie, to arrest the advance of a fire
a measure taken to arrest the advance of anything dangerous or harmful


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