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firebreaknoun [C]

uk   /ˈfaɪə.breɪk/  us   /ˈfaɪr-/ (Australian English also firetrail)
a ​strip of ​land in a ​wood or ​forest from which the ​trees have been ​removed to ​prevent a ​fire from ​spreading
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