fire irons

plural noun

: utensils (such as tongs) for tending a fire especially in a fireplace

Word History

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fire irons was in 1646

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Cite this Entry

“Fire irons.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

fire irons

noun plural
: tools for tending a fire in a fireplace
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