firestop

[ fahyuhr-stop ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌstɒp /

noun

any object built into a building frame to block a concealed hollow space through which a fire might pass from one part of the building to another.

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Origin of firestop

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; fire + stop
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