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friction match

noun
1.
a kind of match tipped with a compound that ignites by friction.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for friction-match

friction match

noun
1.
a match that ignites as a result of the heat produced by friction when it is struck on a rough surface See also safety match
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