Meaning of fire iron in English:

fire iron

Pronunciation /ˈfʌɪə ˌʌɪən/


  • 1 rare A piece of iron or steel shaped for the purpose of striking fire with a flint.

  • 2In plural. Implements for tending a fire, usually comprising a shovel, tongs, and poker. Also in singular: any of these implements.


Middle English; earliest use found in St. Brendan. From fire + iron.