crown fire

crown fire
a forest fire that advances with great speed jumping from crown to crown ahead of the ground fire
Hypernyms: ↑forest fire

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: a forest fire that advances often at great speed from crown to crown often well in advance of the fire on the ground

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a forest fire that spreads along treetops, often at great speeds.
[1920-25, Amer.]

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n. a forest fire that spreads from treetop to treetop

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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