firebreak vs fireguard what difference

what is difference between firebreak and fireguard

English

Alternative forms

  • fire break

Etymology

fire +‎ break

Noun

firebreak (plural firebreaks)

  1. An area cleared of all flammable material to prevent a fire from spreading across it.
    The firefighters used a bulldozer to clear a firebreak in the forest to try to contain the forest fire.
  2. (figuratively) Any separating barrier.
    • 1984, Dietrich Schroeer, Science, Technology and the Nuclear Arms Race (page 293)
      That policy could consist of a statement that the declaring nation would not be the first to use nuclear weapons. This would strengthen the firebreak between the use of conventional and nuclear weapons.
    • 2012, Daniel Levine, Recovering International Relations: The Promise of Sustainable Critique (page 112)
      First, it serves to demonstrate that the practice of sustainable critique [] need not be impossibly philosophically rarefied [] Second, it serves as a firebreak against the unrelieved negativity that, it is sometimes charged, follows from Adorno’s practices of reflexivity.

Synonyms

  • firetrail (Australia)

Translations

See also

  • firebreak on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


English

Alternative forms

  • fire guard

Etymology

fire +‎ guard

Noun

fireguard (plural fireguards)

  1. A mesh screen around a fire to prevent sparks or falling embers.

Synonyms

  • fire screen
  • firescreen

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