Meaning of fire precaution in English:

fire precaution

Pronunciation /ˈfʌɪə prɪˌkɔːʃn/


  • 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. Compare fire prevention , "fire measure".


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