Definition of andiron in English:

andiron

Syllabification: and·i·ron
Pronunciation: /ˈanˌdīərn
 
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noun

  • A metal support, typically one of a pair, that holds wood burning in a fireplace.
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    • In the fireplace are a pair of brass andirons and a fender, American or English, dating from the early nineteenth century.
    • Antique andirons and fireplace tools survive in some quantity, but hard use has often taken its toll and they may be more decorative than useful today.
    • The original kitchen fireplace remains, retaining its cast-iron cauldron and andirons, but it was refaced during the 1896 renovation with blue tiles purchased from Traitel Brothers, tile suppliers in New York City.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French andier, of unknown origin. The ending was altered by association with iron.

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