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ˈtɪn dərˌbɒkstin·der·box

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  1. tinderboxnoun

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

    "the Balkans are the tinderbox of Europe"

  2. tinderboxnoun

    a box for holding tinder


  1. tinderboxnoun

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

  2. tinderboxnoun

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

  3. tinderboxnoun

    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.

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  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

Examples of tinderbox in a Sentence

  1. Paul Burgess:

    They just said this is just how it goes, it’s part of climate change to a certain extent, it’s part of just a lot of fuels that are not burnt, the humidity is low, the fuel moisture levels are low, and ... around the state, many parts of it are much like a tinderbox.

Images & Illustrations of tinderbox

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    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
    • A. unsealed
    • B. extroversive
    • C. proprietary
    • D. equivalent

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