fire screen
noun Date: 15th century a protective screen before a fireplace

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fire screen — n. a screen to be set in front of a fire to protect against heat or sparks …   English World dictionary

  • fire screen — fire′ screen n. a screen placed in front of a fireplace for protection …   From formal English to slang

  • fire screen — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fire screen : singular fire screen plural fire screens mainly American a fireguard …   English dictionary

  • Fire screen — A fire screen began as a form of furniture that acted as a shield between an occupant of a room and the fireplace, and its primary function was to reduce the discomfort of excessive heat radiating from a log fire. Early firescreens usually were… …   Wikipedia

  • fire screen — noun a metal screen before an open fire for protection (especially against flying sparks) • Syn: ↑fireguard • Hypernyms: ↑screen …   Useful english dictionary

  • fire screen — noun a mesh grill placed in front of a fire to prevent sparks escaping. Syn: fire guard …   Wiktionary

  • fire screen — a screen placed in front of a fireplace for protection, esp. from sparks. [1750 60] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • fire screen — noun a fireguard …   English new terms dictionary

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