Definition of firedog in English:



  • One of a pair of decorative metal supports for wood burning in a fireplace.

    • ‘Many of the cast-iron firedogs are reproduced from the original 16th to 18th Century patterns.’
    • ‘Take the pair of silvered bronze firedogs made in the style of the late seventeenth century that ornamented the fireplace of the Grand Salon.’
    • ‘The most spectacular of these is the Capel Garmon firedog from North Wales, with its magnificent horns and elaborate and fanciful manes.’
    • ‘He also designed eminently practical and sleek kettles, firedogs, fenders, and fire screens.’
    • ‘Firedogs were made to occupy the tall and wide fireplaces in the principal rooms of Venetian palazzi.’