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A match or fuse that burns slowly at a known rate and is used to set off explosives or fire cannons and muzzle-loading firearms.
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(Chemistry) a match or fuse that burns slowly without flame, esp a wick impregnated with potassium nitrate
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a slow-burning match or fuse, often consisting of a rope or cord soaked in a solution of saltpeter.
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|Noun||1.||slow match - match or fuse made to burn slowly and evenly|
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