noun and·iron \ˈand-ˌī(-ə)rn\

: either one of a pair of metal supports that hold the wood in a fireplace

Full Definition of ANDIRON

:  either of a pair of metal supports for firewood used on a hearth and made of a horizontal bar mounted on short legs with usually a vertical shaft surmounting the front end

Origin of ANDIRON

Middle English aundiren, modification of Anglo-French aundyre, alteration of Old French andier
First Known Use: 14th century


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