fireclay

noun
fire·​clay | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌklā How to pronounce fireclay (audio) \

Definition of fireclay

: clay capable of withstanding high temperatures that is used especially for firebrick and crucibles

Examples of fireclay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a plunging, fireclay Shaws sink, hand made in a factory in Lancashire, that turned out to be identical to the one my mother has in her kitchen. Jo Rodgers, Vogue, 26 Nov. 2021 Steeped in history, Shaws has been making fireclay sinks since 1897, while Perrin & Rowe has engineered faucets and fixtures to perfection. Jessica Dailey, Town & Country, 4 June 2021 The blue fireclay tile was one of the more expensive purchases for the room, but Lyons sourced the Carrara mosaic tile locally at an affordable price. Juliet Izon, House Beautiful, 19 Mar. 2021 This classic fireclay model is resistant to stains and scratches thanks to a porcelain glaze that also inhibits bacteria growth. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Aug. 2020 The large central island with a modern fireclay farmhouse sink has a waterfall-edge countertop made of Neolith Estatuario, a cost-effective Carrara marble lookalike. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of fireclay

1686, in the meaning defined above

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“Fireclay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fireclay. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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