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

Examples of fireguard in a Sentence

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

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The first known use of fireguard was in 1785

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“Fireguard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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