fire escape


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. fire curtain,
  2. fire department,
  3. fire door,
  4. fire drill,
  5. fire engine,
  6. fire extinguisher,
  7. fire fighting,
  8. fire gilding,
  9. fire hall,
  10. fire hat

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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