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fire·guard

 (fīr′gärd′)
n.
1. A metal screen placed in front of an open fireplace to catch sparks. Also called fire screen.
2. See firebreak.

fireguard

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

fire•guard

(ˈfaɪərˌgɑrd)

n.
1. a protective framework of wire in front of a fireplace.
2. Western U.S. a firebreak.
[1825–35, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fireguard - a narrow field that has been cleared to check the spread of a prairie fire or forest fire
field - a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; "he planted a field of wheat"
2.fireguard - a metal screen before an open fire for protection (especially against flying sparks)
screen - a protective covering consisting of netting; can be mounted in a frame; "they put screens in the windows for protection against insects"; "a metal screen protected the observers"
Translations

fireguard

[ˈfaɪəgɑːd] Npantalla f de chimenea

fireguard

[ˈfaɪərgɑːrd] n (British)pare-feu m invfire hazard n
It's a fire hazard → Cela pourrait provoquer un incendie.fire hose nlance f à incendiefire hydrant nbouche f d'incendiefire insurance nassurance f incendie, assurance-incendie f

fireguard

[ˈfaɪəˌgɑːd] n (Brit) → parafuoco
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