fire irons
noun plural Date: 1646 utensils (as tongs) for tending a fire especially in a fireplace

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  • Fire irons — Fire Fire (f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri, f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf. {Empyrean}, {Pyre}.] 1. The evolution of light and heat in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fire irons — fire ,irons noun plural tools that you use for putting pieces of wood or coal onto a fire …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fire irons — n. the poker, shovel, and tongs used for tending a fireplace …   English World dictionary

  • Fire irons — Iron I ron ([imac] [u^]rn), n. [OE. iren, AS. [=i]ren, [=i]sen, [=i]sern; akin to D. ijzer, OS. [=i]sarn, OHG. [=i]sarn, [=i]san, G. eisen, Icel. [=i]sarn, j[=a]rn, Sw. & Dan. jern, and perh. to E. ice; cf. Ir. iarann, W. haiarn, Armor. houarn.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fire irons — fire′ i′rons n. pl. the implements used for tending a fireplace …   From formal English to slang

  • fire irons — noun A set of metal tools kept beside the fireplace, used to keep the fire burning as required. Usually consisting of fire tongs, poker, spade, and a brush for the ashes …   Wiktionary

  • fire irons — the implements used for tending a fireplace, as tongs and poker. [1250 1300; ME fire yren] * * * …   Universalium

  • fire irons — n. set of utensils used for handling and tending a fire in a fireplace (set includes tongs, shovel, poker and brush) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fire irons — plural noun tongs, a poker, and a shovel for tending a domestic fire …   English new terms dictionary

  • fire irons — noun (plural) the metal tools used for looking after a fire in a fireplace …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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