AskDefine | Define fireguard

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1 a narrow field that has been cleared to check the spread of a prairie fire or forest fire [syn: firebreak]
2 a metal screen before an open fire for protection (especially against flying sparks) [syn: fire screen]

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  1. A mesh screen around a fire to prevent sparks or falling embers.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Argus, Charley, airplane spotter, chimney, chimney corner, fender, fire patrolman, fire screen, fire warden, fireboard, fireplace, fireside, flue, forward observer, hearth, hearthstone, hob, hub, ingle, inglenook, ingleside, lookout, lookout man, night watchman, patrol, patroller, patrolman, picket, roundsman, scout, sentinel, sentry, smokehole, spotter, vedette, watch, watcher, watchkeeper, watchman
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