friction match

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Origin of friction match

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for friction match

Congreve, fusee, locofoco, Vesta, vesuvian

British Dictionary definitions for friction match

friction match

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