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cease-fire (n.)

also ceasefire, "a cessation of shooting," 1916, from the verbal phrase cease fire, attested from 1847 as a military command (formerly also signaled by bugles), from cease (v.) + fire (n.) in the gunnery sense. Generally written as two words until after mid-20c.

updated on November 16, 2022

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