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Meaning of ANDIRON

Pronunciation:  'andIurn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  metal supports for logs in a fireplace; "the andirons were too hot to touch"
 

ANDIRON is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: dog, dogiron, firedog
 
 See Also: support

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Andirons in a burning fireplace is a symbol of good friendship in your life, an empty fireplace would mean loss of material goods and in extreme cases, loss of lives.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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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