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

Origin of fireguard

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; fire + guard Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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