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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyuh r-brik]
    • /ˈfaɪərˌbrɪk/
    • /ˈfaɪə.brɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r-brik]
    • /ˈfaɪərˌbrɪk/

Definitions of firebrick word

  • noun firebrick a brick made of fire clay. 1
  • noun firebrick A brick capable of withstanding intense heat, used especially to line furnaces and fireplaces. 1
  • noun firebrick brick able to withstand severe heat 1
  • noun firebrick a refractory brick made of fire clay, used for lining furnaces, flues, etc 0
  • noun firebrick a brick made to withstand great heat, used to line fireplaces, furnaces, etc. 0

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Origin of firebrick

First appearance:

before 1785
One of the 44% newest English words
First recorded in 1785-95; fire + brick

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Parts of speech for Firebrick


firebrick popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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