noun metal supports for logs in a fireplace
dog-iron; firedog; dog.
- the andirons were too hot to touch
, OF. andier
, F. landier
, fr. LL. andena
, of unknown origin. The Eng. was prob. confused with brand
, AS. brand
- A utensil for supporting wood when burning in a fireplace, one being placed on each side; a firedog; as, a pair of andirons.
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