Firebreak meaning

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A strip of land that has been cleared, plowed, or planted with fire-resistant vegetation to prevent a fire from spreading.
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A strip of land cleared or plowed to stop the spread of fire, as in a forest or prairie.
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An area cleared of all flammable material to prevent a fire from spreading across it.

The firefighters used a bulldozer to clear a firebreak in the forest to try to contain the forest fire.

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