slow match


noun

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

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Origin of slow match

First recorded in 1795–1805
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slow match

noun

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