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fireplace

noun fire·place \-ˌplās\

: a specially built place in a room where a fire can be built

Full Definition of FIREPLACE

1
:  a framed opening made in a chimney to hold an open fire :  hearth; also :  a metal container with a smoke pipe used for the same purpose
2
:  an outdoor structure of brick, stone, or metal for an open fire
fire·placed \-ˌplāst\ adjective
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First Known Use of FIREPLACE

1669
FIREPLACE Defined for Kids

fireplace

noun fire·place \ˈfīr-ˌplās\

Definition of FIREPLACE for Kids

:  a structure with a hearth on which an open fire can be built (as for heating)

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