- one of a pair of metal stands, usually of iron or brass, for holding logs in a fireplace.
- another name for firedog
c.1300, from Old French andier, of unknown origin, perhaps from Gaulish *andero- “a young bull” (cf. Welsh anner “heifer”), which would make sense if they once had bull’s heads cast onto them. Altered by influence of Middle English iren (see iron (n.)).