firepit

noun fire·pit \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌpit \
variants: or fire pit

Definition of firepit

plural firepits or fire pits
: a pit dug into the ground or encased in a surrounding structure (as of masonry or steel) in which a fire is kept burning for cooking, warmth, etc.
  • One description of a Mohawk town noted 36 longhouses, some 80 to 100 feet long … They were constructed of bark over a pole framework, each containing four or five firepits.
  • —Barbara A. Leitch
  • For privacy and solar gain, most of the buildings' doors and windows face south, away from neighboring houses, or toward the center courtyard. … A cobblestone firepit invites cooking outdoors on cool evenings.
  • —Nancy Davidson
  • … the living room is inviting and alive. It spills out onto a large patio with a barbecue grill, fire pit, pool and hot tub …
  • Wine Enthusiast Magazine

First Known Use of firepit

15th century

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