fireback

noun
fire·back | \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌbak \

Definition of fireback 

: an often decorated cast-iron plate lining the back wall of a fireplace

First Known Use of fireback

1566, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about fireback

Statistics for fireback

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for fireback

The first known use of fireback was in 1566

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on fireback

See words that rhyme with fireback

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about fireback

Comments on fireback

What made you want to look up fireback? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!