slow-match

slow match

noun
a slow-burning match or fuse, often consisting of a rope or cord soaked in a solution of saltpeter.

Origin:
1795–1805

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

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