variants or fireboot
plural -s
: the right of a tenant to take from the land occupied by him a reasonable amount of wood for maintaining fires in his house and in the houses of his servants
also : the wood or fuel used for this purpose

Word History


Middle English firbote, from fir, fire + bote boot (profit)

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“Firebote.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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