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touch·wood

 (tŭch′wo͝od′)
n.
Material, such as decayed wood, that is used as tinder; punk.

[From its being easy to ignite.]

touchwood

(ˈtʌtʃˌwʊd)
n
something, esp dry wood or fungus material such as amadou, used as tinder
[C16: touch (in the sense: to kindle) + wood1]

touch•wood

(ˈtʌtʃˌwʊd)

n.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.touchwood - material for starting a firetouchwood - material for starting a fire  
igniter, ignitor, lighter - a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
Translations
agaric de chêneamadouvier
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The project is being led by business improvement group Solihull BID, in partnership with Touchwood shopping centre, The Core and Solihull Borough Council.