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[fahyuh r-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈfaɪərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
a board used to close a fireplace.
Chiefly South Midland U.S. a mantel; mantelpiece.
Origin of fireboard
1820-30; fire + board Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One girl holds the spindle and steadies the fireboard while the other does the twirling.

    On the Trail Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
  • Then he put the fireboard back in its place and stepped forward.

    Wizard Will Prentiss Ingraham
  • O, I tell you, sis, you never tasted of anything so good in your life as clams roasted on a fireboard!

    The William Henry Letters Abby Morton Diaz
  • It is just such a speaking monument of suffering as we want in our parlor, and suits my fireboard most admirably.

    The Grimk Sisters Catherine H. Birney
  • Old Claus clenched his fist, and resolved that if he heard the sound of a blow, that fireboard would go down.

    Around the Yule Log Willis Boyd Allen
  • The flat piece of spruce for your fireboard should be about two feet long and a little less than one inch thick.

    On the Trail Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
  • Cautiously he raised the fireboard from within and began to move it outwardly as though it swung on a hinge.

    Wizard Will Prentiss Ingraham
  • She had been dreadfully stung by a bee, which had buzzed its way out from the fireboard.

  • To the bow must be added the twirling-stick and fireboard (Fig. 76).

    On the Trail Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
  • The fireplace was covered by a fireboard on which was pasted wallpaper like that adorning the room.

    Old Caravan Days Mary Hartwell Catherwood

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