[fahyuh r-boks] /ˈfaɪərˌbɒks/
the or chamber containing the of a steam boiler, furnace, etc.
the furnace of a locomotive, where coal, oil, or other fuel is burned to generate steam.
a or panel with a device for notifying the of an outbreak of .
Obsolete. a tinderbox.
the furnace chamber of a boiler in a steam locomotive
an obsolete word for tinderbox
[fahyuh r-brat] /ˈfaɪərˌbræt/ noun 1. a bristletail, Thermobia domestica, that lives in areas around furnaces, boilers, steampipes, etc. /ˈfaɪəˌbræt/ noun 1. a small primitive wingless insect, Thermobia domestica, that occurs in warm buildings, feeding on starchy food scraps, fabric, etc: order Thysanura (bristletails)
[fahyuh r-brand] /ˈfaɪərˌbrænd/ noun 1. a piece of burning wood or other material. 2. a person who kindles strife or encourages unrest; an agitator; troublemaker. /ˈfaɪəˌbrænd/ noun 1. a piece of burning or glowing wood or other material 2. a person who causes unrest or is very energetic n. c.1200, “piece of wood kindled at […]
[fahyuh r-breyk] /ˈfaɪərˌbreɪk/ noun 1. a strip of plowed or cleared land made to check the spread of a prairie or forest . /ˈfaɪəˌbreɪk/ noun 1. Also fireguard, fire line. a strip of open land in a forest or on a prairie, to arrest the advance of a fire 2. a measure taken to arrest […]
adjective Fierce; menacing; dragon-like:ABC now planned to swap Ellen with Wednesday’s fire-breathing Grace Under Fire (1591+)