backburn

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

backburn (plural backburns)

  1. a controlled fire, lit in the path of a wildfire, in order to deprive it of combustible material.

Verb[edit]

backburn (third-person singular simple present backburns, present participle backburning, simple past and past participle backburned)

  1. To light a fire for this reason.