from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A refractory brick, usually made of fire clay, used for lining furnaces, fireboxes, chimneys, or fireplaces.
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- n. a brick capable of withstanding high temperatures without deforming.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a refractory brick, capable of sustaining intense heat without fusion, usually made of fire clay or of siliceous material, with some cementing substance, and used for lining fire boxes, etc.
- n. a brick made of fire clay, used for lining e.g. furnaces and chimneys.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A brick made of material which will not fuse readily in a kiln or furnace: used for lining furnaces, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. brick made of fire clay; used for lining e.g. furnaces and chimneys
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