from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a brick arch under a hearth, usually within the thickness of a wooden floor, to guard against accidents by fire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In architecture, a brick arch abutting against the wooden trimmer in front of a fireplace, as a safeguard against fire.


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