[ fahyuhr-bawrd, -bohrd ]
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  1. a board used to close a fireplace.

  2. Chiefly South Midland U.S. a mantel; mantelpiece.

Origin of fireboard

First recorded in 1820–30; fire + board

Words Nearby fireboard Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fireboard in a sentence

  • There was a great sea-chest under the eaves, and an astounding fireboard, with a picture of Apollo in his chariot.

    Betty Leicester | Sarah Orne Jewett
  • 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
  • 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
  • He then went about his evening prayers, took out his idol, and removed the paper fireboard.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale | Herman Melville
  • Cautiously he raised the fireboard from within and began to move it outwardly as though it swung on a hinge.

    Wizard Will | Prentiss Ingraham