- a screen placed in front of a fireplace for protection, especially from sparks.
Origin of fire screen
First recorded in 1750–60
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Examples from the Web for fire screen
The Duchesse dropped her fire-screen, her clever-eyes were whimsical and sparkling.Man and Maid
Would you hand me down that fire-screen off the chimney-piece?Somehow Good
William de Morgan
There was a table, too, graceful and gay as the chairs, and a fire-screen of fine needlework.The Incredible Honeymoon
"Not if you had a fire-screen, Jack," Esme reminded him sweetly.
I'd be your fire-screen, only I think I'm rather hotter than the fire itself.
- a decorative screen placed in the hearth when there is no fire
- a screen placed before a fire to protect the face from intense heat
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