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fireplace

[ fahyuhr-pleys ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌpleɪs /
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noun

the part of a chimney that opens into a room and in which fuel is burned; hearth.
any open structure, usually of masonry, for keeping a fire, as at a campsite.

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Origin of fireplace

First recorded in 1645–55; fire + place
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British Dictionary definitions for fireplace

fireplace
/ (ˈfaɪəˌpleɪs) /

noun

an open recess in a wall of a room, at the base of a chimney, etc, for a fire; hearth
Australian an authorized place or installation for outside cooking, esp by a roadside
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