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.
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- 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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