igniter

[ig-nahy-ter]
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noun

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

Origin of igniter

First recorded in 1880–85; ignite + -er1
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igniter

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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