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fire drill

noun
1.
a practice drill for a company of firefighters, the crew of a ship, etc., to train them in their duties in case of fire.
2.
a drill for pupils in a school, employees in a factory, etc., to train them in the manner of exit to be followed in case of fire.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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Examples for fire drill
  • The fire drill is for the management staff and building occupants.
  • Ran outside the school thinking there was a fire drill and found her way blocked by a fence she could not climb.
  • Training for fire evacuation includes a yearly fire drill for your building.
British Dictionary definitions for fire drill

fire drill

noun
1.
a rehearsal of duties or escape procedures to be followed in case of fire
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