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slow match

a slow-burning match or fuse, often consisting of a rope or cord soaked in a solution of saltpeter.
Origin of slow match
1795-1805 Unabridged
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  • But for all of them, the slow match had to be used to start the fire train.
  • It was designed to carry a slow match for igniting incendiaries, such as grenades.
British Dictionary definitions for slow match

slow match

a match or fuse that burns slowly without flame, esp a wick impregnated with potassium nitrate
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