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English definition of “fireguard”

fireguard

noun [C] uk   /ˈfaɪə.ɡɑːd/ us    /ˈfaɪr.ɡɑːrd/ (US also firescreen)
a metal frame that is put in front of a fireplace to prevent burning wood or coal from falling onto the floor, or to prevent children or pets from burning themselvesThe fireplace and parts of the fireplace
(Definition of fireguard from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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