fireback

noun

fire·​back ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌbak How to pronounce fireback (audio)
: an often decorated cast-iron plate lining the back wall of a fireplace

Examples of fireback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s also a cast iron fireback in the fireplace in the living room. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1566, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fireback was in 1566

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“Fireback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fireback. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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