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fireboard

[fahyuh r-bawrd, -bohrd]
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noun
  1. a board used to close a fireplace.
  2. Chiefly South Midland U.S. a mantel; mantelpiece.
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Origin of fireboard

First recorded in 1820–30; fire + board
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Examples from the Web for fireboard

Historical Examples

  • I will take away the fireboard, so they can come out at the fireplace.

    The Nursery, December 1873, Vol. XIV. No. 6

    Various

  • 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!