fire-screen

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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