fire insurance



insurance covering any loss or damage caused by fire.

Nearby words

  1. fire gilding,
  2. fire hall,
  3. fire hat,
  4. fire hose,
  5. fire hydrant,
  6. fire irons,
  7. fire island,
  8. fire line,
  9. fire marshal,
  10. fire off

Origin of fire insurance

First recorded in 1790–1800 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fire insurance

  • In the other building were a number of fire-insurance patrolmen, covering goods to protect them against water damage.

  • Old Uncle Nero scratching the fiddle, while the fire-insurance companies tore their hair, was a public benefactor compared to me.

    Plain Mary Smith|Henry Wallace Phillips
  • The difficulties that arise in case of fire-insurance are due largely to the failure to meet these requirements.

British Dictionary definitions for fire insurance

fire insurance


insurance covering damage or loss caused by fire or lightning
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