Definition of fire iron in US English:

fire iron


  • 1A piece of iron or steel shaped for the purpose of striking fire with a flint. Now rare.

  • 2In plural Implements for tending a fire, usually comprising a shovel, tongs, and poker. Also in singular: any of these implements.


Middle English; earliest use found in St. Brendan. From fire + iron.


fire iron

/ˈfʌɪə ˌʌɪən/