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safety match

noun
1.
a match designed to ignite only when rubbed on a specially prepared surface.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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  • One of my students showed me a novel way of striking a safety match.
British Dictionary definitions for safety match

safety match

noun
1.
a match that will light only when struck against a specially prepared surface
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