fireback
noun Date: 1847 an often decorated cast-iron plate lining the back wall of a fireplace

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  • Fireback — Fire back (f[imac]r b[a^]k ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of pheasants of the genus {Euplocamus}, having the lower back a bright, fiery red. They inhabit Southern Asia and the East Indies. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fireback — noun 1》 the back wall of a fireplace. 2》 (also fireback pheasant) a SE Asian pheasant with a reddish rump. [Genus Lophura: three species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • fireback — /fuyeur bak /, n. 1. a piece, lining the rear of a fireplace, usually of cast iron. 2. the rear of a fireplace. [1870 75; FIRE + BACK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • fireback — noun a) Some species of pheasant in the genus Lophura. b) A piece of iron that fits into the back of a fireplace to distribute the heat and keep the brick from cracking …   Wiktionary

  • fireback — n. cast iron lining placed behind a fireplace, area of the wall where such lining is placed; (Zoology) one of the many species of pheasants that have a bright blazing red lower back …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fireback — /ˈfaɪəbæk/ (say fuyuhbak) noun 1. the rear part of a fireplace. 2. a decorated plate, especially of cast iron, lining the rear of a fireplace …   Australian English dictionary

  • fireback — n. 1 a the back wall of a fireplace. b an iron sheet for this. 2 a SE Asian pheasant of the genus Lophura …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fireback pheasant — Pheasant Pheas ant, n. [OE. fesant, fesaunt, OF. faisant, faisan, F. faisan, L. phasianus, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the Phasian bird, pheasant, fr. ? a river in Colchis or Pontus.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of large gallinaceous birds of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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