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.
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.
As a result, gas filled in the room and as the man got up and lit a safety match to turn on the heater, an explosion rocked the house.
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.