inglenook

noun
in·gle·nook | \ˈiŋ-gəl-ˌnu̇k, ˈiŋ-əl-\

Definition of inglenook 

: a nook by a large open fireplace also : a bench or settle occupying this nook

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An inglenook, or lounge area around a fireplace, offers storage space underneath the bench. NOLA.com, "Historic Centanni home, once site of lavish Christmas displays, hits the market for $1.1 million," 12 Dec. 2017 The house is a heritage building with exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces in several rooms, flagstone floors on the ground floor and wide ancient floorboards above. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "A ‘Private Kingdom’ in the English Countryside," 14 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of inglenook

1772, in the meaning defined above

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inglenook

noun

English Language Learners Definition of inglenook

: a space with a seat by the side of a large open fireplace

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