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andiron Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun metal supports for logs in a fireplace
    dog-iron; firedog; dog.
    • the andirons were too hot to touch
WordNet

And"i`ron noun
Etymology
OE. anderne, aunderne, aundyre, OF. andier, F. landier, fr. LL. andena, andela, anderia, of unknown origin. The Eng. was prob. confused with brand-iron, AS. brand-isen.
Definitions
  1. A utensil for supporting wood when burning in a fireplace, one being placed on each side; a firedog; as, a pair of andirons.

Webster 1913


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