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[fahyuh r-dawg, -dog]
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noun Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. andiron.
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Origin of firedog

First recorded in 1785–95; fire + dog
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Related Words for firedog

dog, firedog

Examples from the Web for firedog

Historical Examples of firedog

  • Mr. Luce noted these signs of belligerency and braced his firedog legs.

    The Skipper and the Skipped

    Holman Day

  • "Don't say that it is not pretty," added my aunt, brushing the firedog with the tip of her tiny boot.

  • "Money won't do it," he said, brushing the iron head of the firedog with the hollow of his hand.

British Dictionary definitions for firedog


  1. either of a pair of decorative metal stands used to support logs in an open fire
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