from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any device that is used to ignite something, especially a fuel mixture, or a charge of explosive

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire.
  • n. a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which ignites; specifically, a signal-holder having a piston in the end for igniting a blue-light by compression.
  • n. An electric apparatus, sparkcoil, or induction-coil, which is used in gas- or gasolene-engines to ignite the charge in the engine-cylinder by means of an electric spark produced in the cylinder at the proper point of the piston-stroke.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
  • n. a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire


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