fire screen


: a protective screen before a fireplace

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Red Cross recommends using a fire screen in front of your fireplace to keep embers from flying out and starting a fire (and to keep logs in place) and opening the window to help manage smoke. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 14 Jan. 2022 Fireplaces should be surrounded by a fire screen to prevent sparks from flying out. Caroline Tien, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Jan. 2022 The brass fire screen and cocktail table supply more shimmer. Paige Porter Fischer, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fire screen was in the 15th century

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“Fire screen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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