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fireguard

[fahyuh r-gahrd] /ˈfaɪərˌgɑrd/
noun
1.
a person trained in fire prevention and safety:
We're looking for volunteer fireguards for Sunday's performance.
2.
a protective framework of wire in front of a fireplace; a fire screen.
3.
a strip of cleared land made to check the spread of a forest or prairie fire; a firebreak.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism; fire + guard
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  • The fireguard will be notified each day of all areas where welding and cutting has been performed.
  • Have a fireguard standing by with a fresh fire extinguisher, if available.
  • However, no special fireguard or other actions were taken as an interim measure.
  • It is good practice to have a fireguard handy during these starts.
British Dictionary definitions for fireguard

fireguard

/ˈfaɪəˌɡɑːd/
noun
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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