from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A metal screen placed in front of an open fireplace to catch sparks. Also called fire screen.
  • n. See firebreak.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mesh screen around a fire to prevent sparks or falling embers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a narrow field that has been cleared to check the spread of a prairie fire or forest fire
  • n. a metal screen before an open fire for protection (especially against flying sparks)


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