Definitions for fireguardˈfaɪərˌgɑrd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a protective framework of wire in front of a fireplace.
Category: Building Trades
Western U.S. a firebreak.
Origin of fireguard:
a narrow field that has been cleared to check the spread of a prairie fire or forest fire
fire screen, fireguard(noun)
a metal screen before an open fire for protection (especially against flying sparks)
A mesh screen around a fire to prevent sparks or falling embers.