andiron

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noun and·iron \ˈand-ˌī(-ə)rn\

Definition of andiron

  1. :  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 and Etymology of andiron

Middle English aundiren, modification of Anglo-French aundyre, alteration of Old French andier


First Known Use: 14th century


ANDIRON Defined for English Language Learners

andiron

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noun and·iron \ˈand-ˌī(-ə)rn\

Definition of andiron for English Language Learners

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


ANDIRON Defined for Kids

andiron

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noun and·iron \ˈan-ˌdī-ərn\

Definition of andiron for Students

  1. :  one of a pair of metal supports for firewood in a fireplace


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