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"fire escape" in British English

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fire escapenoun [C]

uk   /ˈfaɪər ɪˌskeɪp/ us   /ˈfaɪr ɪˌskeɪp/
a set of metal stairs, especially on the outside of a building, that allows people to escape from a burning building

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"fire escape" in American English

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fire escapenoun [C]

/ˈfɑɪər ɪˌskeɪp/
a set of metal stairs on the outside of a building that allows people to leave a burning building
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"fire escape" in Business English

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fire escapenoun [C]

uk   us  
WORKPLACE a set of metal stairs, especially on the outside of a building, that allows people to escape if there is a fire: After the fire, the building's owner installed a fire escape, with a ladder to the roof and another to the street.
(Definition of fire escape from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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