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English definition of “open fire”

open fire

noun [C]     UK (US open fireplace)
a space in a wall of a building in which a fire can be lit , with a chimney to take the smoke away, or a fire that burns in such a space : We roasted chestnuts on the open fire .The fireplace and parts of the fireplaceFire and flameFire service
(Definition of open fire noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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