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[fahyuh r-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈfaɪərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
a board used to close a fireplace.
Chiefly South Midland U.S. a mantel; mantelpiece.
Origin of fireboard
First recorded in 1820-30; fire + board Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I will take away the fireboard, so they can come out at the fireplace.

  • Then he put the fireboard back in its place and stepped forward.

    Wizard Will Prentiss Ingraham
  • Presently she turned to her task of restoring the motto on the fireboard.

    The Shield of Silence Harriet T. Comstock
  • To the bow must be added the twirling-stick and fireboard (Fig. 76).

    On the Trail Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
  • O, I tell you, sis, you never tasted of anything so good in your life as clams roasted on a fireboard!

    The William Henry Letters

    Abby Morton Diaz
  • The fireplace was covered by a fireboard on which was pasted wallpaper like that adorning the room.

    Old Caravan Days Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • Old Claus clenched his fist, and resolved that if he heard the sound of a blow, that fireboard would go down.

    Around the Yule Log Willis Boyd Allen
  • This cord was twisted once round the upper part of the drill whose lower point fitted into the shallow hole in the fireboard.

    A Scout of To-day Isabel Hornibrook
  • It is just such a speaking monument of suffering as we want in our parlor, and suits my fireboard most admirably.

    The Grimk Sisters Catherine H. Birney
  • The flat piece of spruce for your fireboard should be about two feet long and a little less than one inch thick.

    On the Trail Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard

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