AskDefine | Define firedog

Dictionary Definition

firedog n : metal supports for logs in a fireplace; "the andirons were too hot to touch" [syn: andiron, dog, dog-iron]

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Noun

  1. Bronze Age artifact used in worshipping either bulls or the moon, or as a holder for wooden logs to be used in a fire altar.
  2. In the context of "fire|US": Either of a pair of horizontal metal supports for holding logs in a fireplace

Translations

Bronze Age artifact
  • German: Mondhorn, Mondidol

Synonyms

Proper noun

firedog
  1. An American service industry company.

Extensive Definition

see fire dog for the archaeological artifact type.
lowercase firedog
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