firebrick
noun Date: 1793 a refractory brick capable of sustaining high temperatures that is used especially for lining furnaces or fireplaces

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  • firebrick — n. a brick made of fire clay, used for lining e.g. furnaces and chimneys. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • firebrick — [fīr′brik΄] n. a brick made to withstand great heat, used to line fireplaces, furnaces, etc …   English World dictionary

  • firebrick — /fuyeur brik /, n. a brick made of fire clay. [1785 95; FIRE + BRICK] * * * ▪ building material also called  Refractory Brick,         refractory material consisting of nonmetallic minerals formed in a variety of shapes for use at high… …   Universalium

  • firebrick — noun a brick capable of withstanding high temperatures without deforming. See Also: fire brick …   Wiktionary

  • firebrick — Synonyms and related words: adobe, ashlar, biscuit, bisque, bowl, brick, bricks and mortar, cement, ceramic ware, ceramics, china, clinker, concrete, covering materials, crock, crockery, enamelware, ferroconcrete, flag, flagstone, flooring, glass …   Moby Thesaurus

  • firebrick — fire|brick [ˈfaıəˌbrık US ˈfaır ] n a brick that is not damaged by heat, used in chimneys …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • firebrick — n. fire resistant brick, brick which is able to withstand intense heat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • firebrick — noun a brick capable of withstanding intense heat, used especially to line furnaces and fireplaces …   English new terms dictionary

  • firebrick — noun (C) a brick that is not damaged by heat, used in chimneys …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • firebrick — fire•brick [[t]ˈfaɪərˌbrɪk[/t]] n. bui a brick made of fire clay • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

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