Part of speech: noun

A metallic support for wood in an open fireplace.

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Usage examples "andiron":

  1. What happy hours we spent there, rummaging among its treasures, soothed by its twilight quiet, and a little awed by the ghosts of the past which seemed to hover about each old chest and horsehair trunk and gayly flowered carpet bag; each andiron and foot warmer and spinning wheel and warming pan! - "The Complete Home", Various.