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

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First Known Use of fireclay

1686, in the meaning defined above

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“Fireclay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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