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Andiron definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AND'IRON, n.
An iron utensil used, in Great Britain, where coal is the common fuel, to support the ends of a spit; but in America, used to support the wood in fire places.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English aundiren, modification of Anglo-French aundyre, alteration of Old French andier Date: 14th century either of a pair of metal supports for firewood used on a hearth and made of a horizontal bar mounted on short legs with usually a vertical shaft surmounting the front end

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a metal stand (usu. one of a pair) for supporting burning wood in a fireplace; a firedog. Etymology: ME f. OF andier, of unkn. orig.: assim. to IRON

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Andiron And"i`ron, n. [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-[=i]sen.] A utensil for supporting wood when burning in a fireplace, one being placed on each side; a firedog; as, a pair of andirons.

Moby Thesaurus

chain, coal tongs, crane, crook, damper, fire hook, fire tongs, firedog, grate, grating, grid, griddle, gridiron, grill, griller, lifter, poker, pothook, salamander, spit, tongs, tripod, trivet, turnspit



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