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fire screen

a screen placed in front of a fireplace for protection, especially from sparks.
Origin of fire screen
1750-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for fire screen
  • 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.
  • Check the condition of the fire screen for corrosion and other damage.
  • Always use a sturdy fire screen and dispose of ashes, when cooled, in a metal container.
  • It is carried in the hand in the evening, and also hung beside the grate to serve as a fire screen.
British Dictionary definitions for fire screen

fire screen

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