- a piece, lining the rear of a fireplace, usually of cast iron.
- the rear of a fireplace.
Origin of fireback
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One fireback illustrated (p. 303) shows an ironmaster with his hammer at his forge.Chats on Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture
Thus, we are not to think the fireback in this dining-room an old belonging of the inn.The Old Inns of Old England, Volume II (of 2)
Charles G. Harper
He was finally discovered in the nursery saying good-bye to the two cherubs on the fireback.The Stronghold
- Also called: reredos an ornamental iron slab against the back wall of a hearth
- any pheasant of the genus Lophura, of SE Asia
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