Definition of fireguard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfī(ə)rˌɡärd/


1A protective screen or grid placed in front of an open fire.
Example sentences
  • Make sure open fires have a suitable fireguard and are safe to leave.
  • If you have a fireplace, get a proper fireguard to put in front of it - those of you with children already crawling will know how fast they can move.
  • Almost half of parents with an open, gas or electric fire did not have a fireguard, while 44% had not put locks on kitchen cupboard doors.
2North American A firebreak in a forest.
Example sentences
  • The 300 ha Buckingham thinned for the project included a ‘priority one’ area that required a 30 metre wide clearcut in the middle of the fireguard.
  • Other shots revealed the futile efforts of firefighters as they built fireguards or dropped plane-loads of water and fire retardant on a natural force out of control.
  • To expand the fireguard, a 2 km wide stretch of forest was burned south into Kootenay National Park.
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