fire guard
A mesh screen placed in front of a fire to prevent sparks escaping.

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  • fire|guard — «FYR GAHRD», noun. 1. a metal screen placed before an open fireplace; fire screen. 2. a firebreak …   Useful english dictionary

  • fire-guard — see fireguard …   English dictionary

  • fire guard — metal screen placed in front of a fireplace …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Warsaw Fire Guard — ( pl. Warszawska Straż Ogniowa) was a fire fighting unit in the city of Warsaw. Formed as Warsaw s first permanent fire service in 1834, it remained an independent and city owned venture until its nationalization by the Nazi German authorities… …   Wikipedia

  • Cima Park Fire Guard Station — U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

  • as much use as a chocolate fire-guard — A fire guard is used in front of a fireplace for safety. A chocolate fire guard is of no use. An alternative to As much use as a chocolate teapot …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • guard — guard1 W3S3 [ga:d US ga:rd] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(person)¦ 2¦(protection)¦ 3¦(soldiers)¦ 4¦(equipment)¦ 5¦(on a train)¦ 6 on your guard 7 catch/throw somebody off guard 8 guard of honour 9 the old guard 10¦(fighting)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fire — n. & v. n. 1 a the state or process of combustion, in which substances combine chemically with oxygen from the air and usu. give out bright light and heat. b the active principle operative in this. c flame or incandescence. 2 a conflagration, a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • guard — v. & n. v. 1 tr. (often foll. by from, against) watch over and defend or protect from harm. 2 tr. keep watch by (a door etc.) so as to control entry or exit. 3 tr. supervise (prisoners etc.) and prevent from escaping. 4 tr. provide (machinery)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fire screen — noun a mesh grill placed in front of a fire to prevent sparks escaping. Syn: fire guard …   Wiktionary

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