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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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