firedog (plural firedogs)

  1. (archaeology) A Bronze Age artifact used in worshipping either bulls or the moon, or as a holder for wooden logs to be used in a fire altar.
  2. (chiefly US) Either of a pair of horizontal metal supports for holding logs in a fireplace
    • 1841, Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge, chapter X
      none of your free-and-easy companions, who would scrape their boots on the firedogs in the common room
Synonyms Translations
  • German: Mondhorn, Mondidol

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