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English definition of “fire escape”

fire escape

noun [C]    
a set of metal stairs on the outside of a building that allows people to leave if there is an emergencyStairs and lifts
(Definition of fire escape noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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