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fireguard

[ fahyuhr-gahrd ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌgɑrd /
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noun
a person trained in fire prevention and safety: We're looking for volunteer fireguards for Sunday's performance.
a protective framework of wire in front of a fireplace; a fire screen.
a strip of cleared land made to check the spread of a forest or prairie fire; a firebreak.
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Origin of fireguard

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; fire + guard
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British Dictionary definitions for fireguard

fireguard
/ (ˈfaɪəˌɡɑːd) /

noun
Also called: fire screen a metal panel or meshed frame put before an open fire to protect against falling logs, sparks, etc
a less common word for firebreak
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