Definitions for safety match

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

safe′ty match`(n.)

  1. a match designed to ignite only when rubbed on a specially prepared surface.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. safety match, book matches(noun)

    a paper match that strikes only on a specially prepared surface


  1. safety match(Noun)

    A match designed so it can only be ignited on a special friction surface.


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