fireback

[ fahyuh r-bak ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌbæk /

noun

a piece, lining the rear of a fireplace, usually of cast iron.
the rear of a fireplace.

Origin of fireback

First recorded in 1870–75; fire + back1
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fireback
/ (ˈfaɪəˌbæk) /

noun

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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