noun Date: 1763 chiefly Southern & Midland andiron

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  • firedog — noun a) Bronze Age artifact used in worshipping either bulls or the moon, or as a holder for wooden logs to be used in a fire altar. b) Either of a pair of horizontal metal supports for holding logs in a fireplace Syn …   Wiktionary

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  • firedog — noun each of a pair of decorative metal supports for wood burning in a fireplace …   English new terms dictionary

  • firedog — noun (C) BrE one of a pair of iron supports for burning logs in a fireplace …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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