Word Origin for portfire
Examples from the Web for portfire
There were rockets, and portfire, and a huge bonfire, while the President was serenaded.The Lincoln Story Book|Henry L. Williams
He handed the portfire to Corporal Burgess, who was shot dead before he could light the fuse.
He snatched the portfire from the sergeant and went toward the gun.The Adventures of Akbar|Flora Annie Steel
Some were ignited by mechanical action and others by match or portfire.The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I|Herbert Brayley Collett
Carmichael took the portfire and had just lighted the fuse, when he received a mortal wound.