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

  • n. See fireguard.

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  • n. a mesh grill placed in front of a fire to prevent sparks escaping.

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  • n. a metal screen before an open fire for protection (especially against flying sparks)


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  • Merriam-Webster Dictonary:


    Date: 15th century

    : a protective screen before a fireplace

    February 6, 2008