fire escape Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"fire escape" in British English

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fire escapenoun [C]

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a set of ​metalstairs, ​especially on the ​outside of a ​building, that ​allowspeople to ​escape from a ​burningbuilding
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(Definition of fire escape from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fire escape" in American English

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fire escapenoun [C]

 /ˈfɑɪər ɪˌskeɪp/
a set of ​metalstairs on the ​outside of a ​building that ​allowspeople to ​leave a ​burningbuilding
(Definition of fire escape from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fire escape" in Business English

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fire escapenoun [C]

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WORKPLACE a set of metal stairs, especially on the outside of a ​building, that ​allowspeople to ​escape if there is a ​fire: After the ​fire, the building's ​ownerinstalled a ​fireescape, 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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