Fire Island

  1. a narrow sand spit off S Long Island, New York: summer resort and lighthouse station. ¼–½ mi. (0.4–0.8 km) wide; 30 miles (48 km) long.

Words Nearby Fire Island Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Fire Island in a sentence

  • When the booms were full, they took them to Fire Island, emptied the logs out into the big pocket, and came back for more.

    The Boss of Wind River | David Goodger (
  • Daylight found them lying to, below long, swampy Fire Island, which lay well over toward the eastern shore.

    The Boss of Wind River | David Goodger (
  • The tired crew went ashore just above Fire Island, where the camp was established.

    The Boss of Wind River | David Goodger (
  • Suddenly the officer on the bridge discerned the dim Fire Island Light, bearing north by west, twenty miles distant.

    The Harris-Ingram Experiment | Charles E. Bolton
  • No; I had heard that the steamer had not yet been sighted off Fire Island, so considered the effort unnecessary.

    That Affair Next Door | Anna Katharine Green