fire·​guard ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌgärd How to pronounce fireguard (audio)
: a person who watches for the outbreak of fire
also : a person whose duty is to extinguish fires

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But if, as is predicted, only one new law is actually introduced—solidifying the immediate right-to-request—the consultation has been as much use as a chocolate fireguard. Megan Carnegie, Wired, 14 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of fireguard was in 1785

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Cite this Entry

“Fireguard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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