fire guard

fireguard

[fahyuhr-gahrd]
noun
1.
a protective framework of wire in front of a fireplace.
2.
Western U.S. a firebreak.

Origin:
1825–35, Americanism; fire + guard

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fireguard (ˈfaɪəˌɡɑːd)
 
n
1.  Also called: fire screen a metal panel or meshed frame put before an open fire to protect against falling logs, sparks, etc
2.  a less common word for firebreak

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