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English definition of “open fire”

open fire

noun [C] uk   UK (US open fireplace) us  
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
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