Definition of fire precaution in US English:

fire precaution


  • Frequently in plural A measure taken to reduce the potential damage or danger in the event of a fire, such as the provision of firefighting equipment; (also) a precautionary measure which minimizes the risk of an outbreak of fire.


Early 18th century; earliest use found in Abel Boyer (?1667–1729), lexicographer and journalist. From fire + precaution.


fire precaution

/ˈfʌɪə prɪˌkɔːʃn/