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

  • Implements, such as tongs, a shovel, and a poker, used to tend a fireplace.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of fire iron.
  • n. A set of metal tools kept beside the fireplace, used to keep the fire burning as required. Usually consisting of fire tongs, poker, spade, and a brush for the ashes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. utensils for a fireplace or grate, as tongs, poker, and shovel.
  • n. See under Fire, n.


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