Meaning of fire edge in English:

fire edge

Pronunciation /ˈfʌɪə(r) ɛdʒ/


  • 1 dialect The cutting edge of a newly-forged blade hardened by fire. Chiefly figurative: keenness, freshness, or vitality; the quality of being hard, stern, or inflexible.

  • 2The outer extent of a wildfire, especially the leading edge.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Knox (c1514–1572), religious reformer. From fire + edge.