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fireplace

[fahyuh r-pleys] /ˈfaɪərˌpleɪs/
noun
1.
the part of a chimney that opens into a room and in which fuel is burned; hearth.
2.
any open structure, usually of masonry, for keeping a fire, as at a campsite.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; fire + place
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British Dictionary definitions for fire place

fireplace

/ˈfaɪəˌpleɪs/
noun
1.
an open recess in a wall of a room, at the base of a chimney, etc, for a fire; hearth
2.
(Austral) an authorized place or installation for outside cooking, esp by a roadside
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Word Origin and History for fire place

fireplace

n.

c.1700, from fire (n.) + place (n.).

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