lighter

Primary Meanings of lighter

1.
n
a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
2.
nv
a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
transport in a flatbottom boat
Full Definitions of lighter
1

n a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire

Synonyms:
igniter, ignitor
Types:
firelighter
(a piece of) a substance that burns easily and can be used to start a coal or coke fire
kindling, punk, spunk, tinder, touchwood
material for starting a fire
punk
substance that smolders when ignited; used to light fuses (especially fireworks)
Type of:
fuel
a substance that can be consumed to produce energy

n a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires

Synonyms:
igniter, ignitor, light
Types:
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cigar lighter, cigarette lighter, pocket lighter
a lighter for cigars or cigarettes
fuse, fusee, fuze, fuzee, primer, priming
any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
friction match, lucifer, match
lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction
match
a burning piece of wood or cardboard
detonating fuse
a fuse containing an explosive
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
safety fuse
a slow-burning fuse consisting of a tube or cord filled or saturated with combustible matter; used to ignite detonators from a distance
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
time-fuse
a fuse made to burn for a given time (especially to explode a bomb)
Type of:
device
an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
2

n a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)

Synonyms:
barge, flatboat, hoy
Types:
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dredger
a barge (or a vessel resembling a barge) that is used for dredging
houseboat
a barge that is designed and equipped for use as a dwelling
pontoon
(nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridge
scow
a barge carrying bulk materials in an open hold
Norfolk wherry, wherry
sailing barge used especially in East Anglia
Type of:
boat
a small vessel for travel on water

v transport in a flatbottom boat

Type of:
transport
move something or somebody around; usually over long distances

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