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Fireboard

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A hearth cover, made of metal or wood, that is sometimes painted and decorated, and that fits snugly into the framework of the mantelpiece. Used to temporarily block off the hearth for the summer or to permanently seal it up. It may also be used at night to prevent heat loss up the chimney and or to keep soot, draughts, or birds out of a room.
Definition source(s)
  • Parks Canada Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects
English
Term (International)
Fireboard
Alternative term(s)
board, fire; chimney-board; cover, fireplace; fire board; fire-board; fireplace cover
French
Term (International)
Devant à feu
Term gender (International)
m.
Alternative term(s)
devant de cheminée
Date created
2010-01-01
Date updated
2020-06-02
Parks Canada code(s)
  • 02-00434
Nomenclature URI
https://www.nomenclature.info/nom/187
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