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fire escape

an apparatus or structure used to escape from a burning building, as a metal stairway down an outside wall.
Origin of fire escape
1670-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for fire escape
  • The bank of rubble that barred the entrance to the fire escape was almost knee-high.
  • Know about and practice fire escape routes at home, work, and school.
  • Some fled down a rear fire escape, and others were trapped.
  • Establish fire escape routes from every room in your house and teach family members what to do in case of a fire.
  • Everyone can be taught the basics of home fire escape.
  • These provisions should be included in the home fire escape plan and discussed with family members.
  • Practice fire escape routes and identify an outside meeting place.
  • The following checklist will help you make a home fire escape plan.
  • Additional security should be applied on those windows near a fire escape, such as bathroom or kitchen windows.
  • Families will get a chance to work together to prepare a home fire escape plan.
British Dictionary definitions for fire escape

fire escape

a means of evacuating people from a building in the event of fire, esp a metal staircase outside the building
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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