fire screen

noun
a screen placed in front of a fireplace for protection, especially from sparks.

Origin:
1750–60

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fire screen
 
n
1.  a decorative screen placed in the hearth when there is no fire
2.  a screen placed before a fire to protect the face from intense heat

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Example sentences
The fire screen must completely cover the open area.
Always use a fire screen, and burn only material appropriate for fireplaces.
It shall include a fire screen to prevent ignition from an external source.
Before retiring each evening be sure the fire screen is securely in place,
  candles are blown out and tree lights are turned off.
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