fire iron


Definition of fire iron

1 fire irons plural : utensils for a fireplace or grate (as tongs, poker, and shovel) — compare slice bar
2 : andiron usually used in plural

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First Known Use of fire iron

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fire iron

Middle English firiren, from fir, fire + iren iron

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“Fire iron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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