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fire line

  1. firebreak.
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Origin of fire line

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • In the dusk that filled the room above the fire-line, she could not see his face.

    Kildares of Storm

    Eleanor Mercein Kelly

  • During such periods, Charley would walk back along the fire-line to make sure that the blaze was extinguished behind him.

  • Then he walked slowly around the burned area, examining it closely, but not stepping within the fire-line.

  • By the time the fire-line had advanced to the steeper slopes it was one vast U about three miles long.

  • Then together they bore him, now unconscious, slowly down below the first fire-line.

    Bob Hampton of Placer

    Randall Parrish