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"
Translations

safety match

n(fiammifero) svedese m
References in classic literature ?
I used only a third of a stick-- you know, short fuse, with the end split so as to hold the head of a safety match. That's where I mended my predecessors' methods.
And the fuse was so short, with its end split to accommodate the inserted head of a safety match, that between the time of touching it off with the live cigar to the time of the explosion not more than three seconds could elapse.
I also asked him to bring me some paper and a fountain pen and a box or so of safety matches. I was getting tired of doing without these conveniences.
He said that KP has vast reserves of gems, marble, handicrafts, honey, furniture, herbs, carpet and other exportable products while the largest number of safety match factories are also in the province.
Where would we be without the light bulb, hydro-electricity, the hydraulic crane, the steam turbine, the light switch, the safety match, windscreen wipers and, for the gluttonous among us, the Greggs sausage roll?
' Tears made a course from my eyes to cheek when my son Ahmad 14 asked me Mom, look, safety match imprinted with picture of founder of Pakistan is floating in drain outside our home.
The citizen said that the safety match is thrown into dust bin after it is used and some time it is thrown on heaps of filth.
Jamie Ollivere, sales and marketing director at innovation specialists RTC North, said: "From the safety match and Dulux paint to Quorn and Pyrex, Tees Valley has made its mark on the world with its innovative spirit.
The other chemical and consumer products regulated by the agency include brake fluid, safety belt (seat belt), safety glass for automotive use, pneumatic tire, fire extinguisher, fireworks, lead-acid battery, disposable lighter, safety match, liquefied petroleum gas cylinder for household and automotive uses, inner tubes for tires, motorcycle helmet and their visors, medical grade oxygen, and, monobloc chairs and stools.
The safety match when invented was a revelation and occurred in 1844 when Swedish professor Gustaf Erik Pasch developed a way to replace the very poisonous (and easily ignitable) yellow phosphorus with non-poisonous red phosphorus.
Also it is rather a pity that for a national hero, Glyndwer managed to burn and destroy more Welsh settlements than the English King Henry IV ever did: I suppose that we could always get a safety match or lighter firm to pay for the road signage.