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[fahyuh r-pan] /ˈfaɪərˌpæn/
a metal grate for holding hot coals.
Origin of firepan
before 1000; Middle English, Old English; see fire, pan1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for firepan
  • Your firepan must have free-standing legs to keep the fire from scarring the beach.
  • Campfires are permitted, but you must bring your own wood, and a firepan is recommended.
  • Gas stoves and charcoal in a firepan or barbeque are acceptable.
British Dictionary definitions for firepan


a metal container for a fire in a room
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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firepan in the Bible

(Ex. 27:3; 38:3), one of the vessels of the temple service (rendered "snuff-dish" Ex. 25:38; 37:23; and "censer" Lev. 10:1; 16:12). It was probably a metallic cinder-basin used for the purpose of carrying live coal for burning incense, and of carrying away the snuff in trimming the lamps.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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