friction match

Definitions of friction match
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n lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction

Synonyms:
lucifer, match
Types:
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fusee, fuzee
a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind
kitchen match
a wooden friction match that will light on any granular surface; useful to light wood or gas stoves
book matches, safety match
a paper match that strikes only on a specially prepared surface
slow match
match or fuse made to burn slowly and evenly
Type of:
igniter, ignitor, light, lighter
a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires

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