[ fawr-stik, fohr- ]

  1. the front log in a wood fire, as in a fireplace.

Origin of forestick

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; fore- + stick1

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

How to use forestick in a sentence

  • So you jist let me put on a good back-log and forestick, and build up a fire to tell stories by this evening.

    The Pearl of Orr's Island | Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • There was a large forestick lying across the andirons, with a burning bed of coals below.

    Stuyvesant | Jacob Abbott
  • Then you want a forestick on the andirons; and upon these build the fire of lighter stuff.

    Backlog Studies | Charles Dudley Warner
  • Large stones were sometimes used instead of a backlog, and an iron bar was laid on the andirons in front of the forestick.

  • Backlog and forestick were soon piled and kindlings laid, and the fire roared and snapped and crackled up the ample chimney.

    Poganuc People | Harriet Beecher Stowe