from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A match that can be lighted only by being struck against a chemically prepared friction surface.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A match designed so it can only be ignited on a special friction surface.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a match which can be ignited only on a surface specially prepared for the purpose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See match.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a paper match that strikes only on a specially prepared surface
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