Definitions

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

  • n. Upper Southern U.S. See mantel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A chimney board or screen to close a fireplace when not in use.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A chimney board or screen to close a fireplace when not in use.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A board used to close a fireplace in summer. Also called chimney-board.

Etymologies

fire +‎ board (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The bow is rapidly manipulated (in a motion like a hand saw) to twirl the fire stick rapidly on a notched plank (called the fireboard).

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  • This piece is called the "fireboard," which is where the fire will start.

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  • Forum system is "fireboard" it is joomla component.

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  • I started practicing with Mullen stalks and a Cedar fireboard.

    Firestarter

  • The friction of the spindle against an indentation in the fireboard grinds particles from both surfaces, which must heat to 800 degrees?

    Seven Ways To Light a Fire Without a Match

  • Step Three Tap the fireboard to deposit the ember onto the bark, then transfer it to a tinder bundle (see Tinder Bundle-¿ on page 56) and blow it to flame.

    Seven Ways To Light a Fire Without a Match

  • Besides proper technique, you have to choose the right wood for the fireboard and spindle.

    Seven Ways To Light a Fire Without a Match

  • Sets made from dry softwoods, including aspen, willow, cottonwood, and juniper, are preferred, although a spindle made from a slightly harder wood, combined with a softer fireboard, can also work.

    Seven Ways To Light a Fire Without a Match

  • Step One Cut a V-shaped notch in the fireboard, then start a small depression adjacent to it with a rock or knife tip.

    Seven Ways To Light a Fire Without a Match

  • I then glanced round the room; and besides the bedstead and centre table, could see no other furniture belonging to the place, but a rude shelf, the four walls, and a papered fireboard representing a man striking a whale.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

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