fire·​stone ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌstōn How to pronounce firestone (audio)
: pyrite formerly used for striking fire
also : flint
: a stone that will endure high heat

Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of firestone was before the 12th century

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“Firestone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Fire·​stone ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌstōn How to pronounce Firestone (audio)
Harvey Samuel 1868–1938 American industrialist
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