And"i`ron (#), n. [OE. anderne, aunderne, aundyre, OF. andier, F. landier, fr. LL. andena, andela, anderia, of unknown origin. The Eng. was prob. confused with brand-iron, AS. brand-isen.]
A utensil for supporting wood when burning in a fireplace, one being placed on each side; a firedog; as, a pair of andirons.
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