igniter

[ ig-nahy-ter ]
/ ɪgˈnaɪ tər /
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noun

a person or thing that ignites.
Electronics. the carborundum rod used to initiate the discharge in an ignitron tube.

Nearby words

  1. ignimbrite,
  2. ignipuncture,
  3. ignis fatuus,
  4. ignitable,
  5. ignite,
  6. ignition,
  7. ignition coil,
  8. ignition interlock,
  9. ignition key,
  10. ignition point

Origin of igniter

First recorded in 1880–85; ignite + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for igniter

igniter

/ (ɪɡˈnaɪtə) /

noun

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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