What does tinderbox mean?

Definitions for tinderboxˈtɪn dərˌbɒks

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tinderbox(noun)

    a dangerous state of affairs; a situation that is a potential source of violence

    "the Balkans are the tinderbox of Europe"

  2. tinderbox(noun)

    a box for holding tinder


  1. tinderbox(Noun)

    A small container containing flint, steel, and tinder (dry, finely-divided fibrous matter), once used to help kindle a fire.

  2. tinderbox(Noun)

    a place that is so dry and hot that there is danger of fire.

  3. tinderbox(Noun)

    a potentially dangerous situation.


  1. Tinderbox

    A tinderbox is a small container containing flint, firesteel, and tinder, used together to help kindle a fire. Tinderboxes fell out of general usage when matches were invented.


  1. TinderBox

    TinderBox is a web-based application that makes it easy for individuals and teams to create, manage, deliver, and track interactive business proposals, contracts, and collateral. TinderBox’s web-based software can be customized to automate the time consuming, error prone steps in creating highly engaging proposals and other business documents.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tinderbox in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tinderbox in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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