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[fahyuh r-stohn] /ˈfaɪərˌstoʊn/
a fire-resisting stone, especially a kind of sandstone used in fireplaces, furnaces, etc.
Origin of firestone
late Middle English
before 1000; late Middle English fyyrstone, Old English fȳrstān. See fire, stone


[fahyuh r-stohn] /ˈfaɪərˌstoʊn/
Harvey Samuel, 1868–1938, U.S. industrialist and rubber manufacturer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Brave in conflict, crafty and wary in danger, and possessed of iron nerve, firestone was undoubtedly a severe loss to us.

    The Young Cavalier Percy F. Westerman
  • At that she cast down flint and firestone and stared blankly.

    Tales of Space and Time Herbert George Wells
  • Noodle waited for three hours; then he took up the firestone ring, and putting it on his finger set out into the world.

    The Field of Clover Laurence Housman
  • Nodules and layers of "chert" (an impure kind of flint) occur in it, whilst in places it forms a hard rock called "firestone."

  • The prisoner made no reply, and firestone repeated the question, without result.

    The Young Cavalier Percy F. Westerman
British Dictionary definitions for firestone


a sandstone that withstands intense heat, esp one used for lining kilns, furnaces, etc
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