crown fire

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noun

a forest fire that spreads along treetops, often at great speeds.

Nearby words

  1. crown court,
  2. crown cutter,
  3. crown daisy,
  4. crown derby,
  5. crown ether,
  6. crown gall,
  7. crown glass,
  8. crown graft,
  9. crown green,
  10. crown imperial

Origin of crown fire

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25

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