Meaning of fire drill

fire' drill"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a practice drill for a company of firefighters, the crew of a ship, etc., to train them in their duties in case of fire.
  2. a drill for pupils in a school, employees in a factory, etc., to train them in the manner of exit to be followed in case of fire.
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