Definition of Fire sale

1. Noun. A sale of assets at very low prices typically when the seller faces bankruptcy.

Generic synonyms: Cut-rate Sale, Sale, Sales Event

2. Noun. A sale of merchandise supposedly damaged by fire.
Generic synonyms: Cut-rate Sale, Sale, Sales Event

Definition of Fire sale

1. Noun. A clearance sale at greatly reduced prices, often at losses. Originally, a sale of product that had been damaged by fire or that could no longer be stored because the storage facility had been destroyed by fire necessitating immediate sale or loss of value. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fire Sale

fire marshall
fire marshals
fire mission
fire off
fire on all cylinders
fire opal
fire opals
fire out
fire pink
fire pit
fire resistant
fire retardant
fire retardants
fire salamander
fire salamanders
fire sale (current term)
fire sales
fire screen
fire screens
fire service
fire ship
fire ships
fire sign
fire signs
fire station
fire stations
fire step
fire stop
fire storm
fire thorn

Literary usage of Fire sale

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ten Years in Nevada, Or, Life on the Pacific Coast by Mary McNair Mathews (1880)
"Finishing the House and Furnishing it—The Settlement with the Builders— Lodging-House Trials—The New Law Firm—The Big Fire—Sale of a Mine—Trouble of Getting ..."

2. Accounts and Accounting Practice by Albert G. Belding (1915)
"Cash sales from fire sale goods, $186.50. 23. Pay petty expenses, $3.45. 23. ... Cash sales fire sale goods 26th and 27th, $165. 27. ..."

3. Journal by Detroit (Mich.). City Council, Prince Edward Island. Legislative Council (1901)
"... "Arali 13 "Closing Out Sale," "Receiver's 12 Sale," "Sale of Damat- 14 Sale," "fire sale," or other form 15 of words, which by their plain im- 16 port ..."

4. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept, Southern Pacific Company (1912)
"Next morning a banner was stretched across the store front, touching the fire-sale proclamation on one side and the bankrupt-stock plea on the other. ..."

5. The Ten Books of the Merrymakers edited by Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1908)
"saw a fire sale advertised, with men's shoes offered at a dollar a pair. He went to the store. ... It was sufficiently near, however, for a fire sale. ..."

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