One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounNorth American, Australian
A track through forest or bush for use in fighting fires.
- ‘Above the tree line the roads end in cul-de-sacs, and from then on it's nothing but fire trails that switchback through scrub and grass and rock.’
- ‘We got on the radio and located Leo, he had taken a fire trail and was about a mile down the road.’
- ‘He called on the government to commit to commonsense fire prevention including reducing fuel loads in National Parks and upgrading and improving fire trails.’
- ‘Rather than motocross or rally off-roading, this bike is intended to potter along fire trails and bridle tracks.’
- ‘During the 24-hour race, competitors battled rain, sleet and near-freezing temperatures at night over a gruelling 19.3km course, which twisted its way through the forest along tracks and fire trails.’
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