[fahyuh r-plou] /ˈfaɪərˌplaʊ/
a stick that is rubbed in a wooden groove to produce sparks for igniting a fire.
[fahyuh r-pluhg] /ˈfaɪərˌplʌg/ noun 1. . /ˈfaɪəˌplʌɡ/ noun 1. another name (esp US and NZ) for fire hydrant n. 1713, from fire (n.) + plug (n.).
noun, Chemistry. 1. the lowest temperature at which a volatile liquid, after its vapors have been ignited, will give off vapors at a rate sufficient to sustain combustion.
[fahyuh r-pol-ish] /ˈfaɪərˌpɒl ɪʃ/ verb (used with object), Glassmaking. 1. to smooth (glass) by reheating to remove tool marks or other imperfections in the surface.
noun 1. the part of a household furnace in which the fire is made.