fire·​brick | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌbrik How to pronounce firebrick (audio) \

Definition of firebrick

: a refractory brick capable of sustaining high temperatures that is used especially for lining furnaces or fireplaces

Examples of firebrick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The other is lined with furnace cement, then covered with firebricks laid in place without mortar. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 2 Jan. 2020 Siemens built a new glass furnace with a small network of firebrick tubes. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, 9 July 2018 Its dense firebrick floor draws and holds the fire’s heat; the insulated crown stores heat overhead, balancing the thermal mass and radiating heat downward. Janet Fletcher, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of firebrick

1749, in the meaning defined above

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“Firebrick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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