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[ig-nahy-ter] /ɪgˈnaɪ tər/
a person or thing that ignites.
Electronics. the carborundum rod used to initiate the discharge in an ignitron tube.
Origin of igniter
1880-85; ignite + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Pop off the igniter, plug it in and let the downloads commence.
  • Don't drive it in too deeply or you risk damaging the igniter.
  • The red firing handle will connect to the activation housing, the flexible cable that links the firing handle to the igniter.
  • Place the flask in the safety igniter and position so that the filter paper will be in line with the infra-red beam.
  • Check burners for obstructions and make sure the igniter is working.
  • Propane igniter works properly and is secured to wand.
  • If the sample self extinguished after a peak in the heat release rate, then the spark igniter was re-inserted.
  • Thus, this combustion regime could be termed marginal with either no or only limited flame propagation away from the igniter.
  • Check that propane igniter torch is mounted properly and is securely attached to wand.
British Dictionary definitions for igniter


a person or thing that ignites
a fuse to fire explosive charges
an electrical device for lighting a gas turbine
a subsidiary electrode in an ignitron
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