ETYM Old Eng. anderne, aunderne, aundyre, Old Fren. andier, French landier, from Late Lat. andena, andela, anderia, of unknown origin. The Eng. was prob. confused with brand-iron, AS. brand-îsen.
Metal supports for logs in a fireplace; SYN. firedog, dog, dogiron.
Iron bar used to support the end of a log in a fire.
Support for logs, fire-irons, or spit; fire-dog.