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fire irons

plural noun
  1. the implements used for tending a fireplace, as tongs and poker.
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Origin of fire irons

1250–1300; Middle English fire-yren
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Historical Examples of fire irons

  • “I believe you do,” said the Doctor, reaching toward the fire-irons.

    Dr. Sevier

    George W. Cable

  • He was to slay his victim with one of the fire-irons on his hearth.

    The Red Hand of Ulster

    George A. Birmingham

  • Then a clatter of fire-irons downstairs moved her to speech.

  • By fire-irons are understood a shovel, a poker, and pair of tongs.

  • The fire-grates, coal-scuttles, and fire-irons are all of the same metal.

    The Royal Observatory Greenwich

    E. Walter (Edwared Walter) Maunder


British Dictionary definitions for fire irons

fire irons

pl n
  1. metal fireside implements, such as poker, shovel, and tongs
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