fire escape


noun

an apparatus or structure used to escape from a burning building, as a metal stairway down an outside wall.

Origin of fire escape

First recorded in 1670–80
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fire escape


noun

a means of evacuating people from a building in the event of fire, esp a metal staircase outside the building
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