a large fire built in the open air, for warmth, entertainment, or celebration, to burn leaves, garbage, etc., or as a signal.
any fire built in the open.
Contemporary Examples

History’s Greatest Book Burners Judith Miller September 6, 2010
Letterman Suspect’s Novel Defense Lloyd Grove November 9, 2009
This Week’s Hot Reads: May 28, 2013 Jen Vafidis May 27, 2013
Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed Marc Wortman August 31, 2014
The Brutal Fall of Brazilian Billionaire Eike Batista Mac Margolis June 24, 2013

Historical Examples

Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
The Prisoner Alice Brown
Jeremy Hugh Walpole
Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies Alice B. Emerson
The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune A. D. Crake

a large outdoor fire


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