fireguard
noun Date: 1833 1. a person who watches for the outbreak of fire; also a person whose duty is to extinguish fires 2. fire screen 3. firebreak

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  • fireguard — ► NOUN ▪ a protective screen or grid placed in front of an open fire …   English terms dictionary

  • fireguard — [fīr′gärd΄] n. FIRE SCREEN …   English World dictionary

  • fireguard — UK [ˈfaɪə(r)ˌɡɑː(r)d] / US [ˈfaɪrˌɡɑrd] noun [countable] Word forms fireguard : singular fireguard plural fireguards a metal screen that you put in front of a fire in a room to make it safer …   English dictionary

  • fireguard — [[t]fa͟ɪ͟ə(r)gɑː(r)d[/t]] fireguards also fire guard N COUNT A fireguard is a screen made of strong wire that you put round a fire so that people cannot accidentally burn themselves …   English dictionary

  • fireguard — /fuyeur gahrd /, n. 1. a protective framework of wire in front of a fireplace. 2. Western U.S. a firebreak. [1825 35, Amer.; FIRE + GUARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • fireguard — noun A mesh screen around a fire to prevent sparks or falling embers. Syn: fire screen, firescreen …   Wiktionary

  • fireguard — Synonyms and related words: Argus, Charley, airplane spotter, chimney, chimney corner, fender, fire patrolman, fire screen, fire warden, fireboard, fireplace, fireside, flue, forward observer, hearth, hearthstone, hob, hub, ingle, inglenook,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fireguard — fire|guard [ˈfaıəga:d US ˈfaırga:rd] n BrE a large wire or metal screen that is put in front of a ↑fireplace to protect people American Equivalent: firescreen …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fireguard — fire|guard [ faır,gard ] noun count MAINLY BRITISH a FIRESCREEN …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fireguard — n. metal screen placed in front of a fireplace …   English contemporary dictionary

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