safety match

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safety match

n.
A match that can be lighted only by being struck against a chemically prepared friction surface.

safety match

n
a match that will light only when struck against a specially prepared surface

safe′ty match`


n.
a match designed to ignite only when rubbed on a specially prepared surface.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.safety match - a paper match that strikes only on a specially prepared surfacesafety match - a paper match that strikes only on a specially prepared surface
friction match, match, lucifer - lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction; "he always carries matches to light his pipe"; "as long you've a lucifer to light your fag"
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safety match

n(fiammifero) svedese m
References in classic literature ?
I also asked him to bring me some paper and a fountain pen and a box or so of safety matches.
Tenders are invited for Tomato sauce, pickle, biscuit, bournvita, cornflakes, custard powder, corn flour and safety matches
RAWALPINDI -- Citizens have voiced strong protest over sale of safety matches imprinted with picture of Quaid-e-Azam in almost all the markets of Rawalpindi city.
We were trampling the principles of founding father but we have now started trampling picture of our Quaid under our feet which has been printed by some unscrupulous factory owners on safety matches.
Two very early labels for Best Safety Matches, made at Salkia near Calcutta where the first few match factories were established.
MATCHES Including safety matches and windproof matches.
Always buy safety matches, keep lighters away from heat and make sure they are properly out before putting them down.
Monopolies of any kind are somewhat annoying and the German 'train only' monopoly was no exception, so I was very happy when, a little while ago, it finally fell and joined its brother, the monopoly for safety matches (yes, Germany used to have a monopoly for safety matches between 1930 and 1983) in the big monopoly graveyard.