friction match

noun

: a match that is ignited by friction and has a tip usually containing phosphorus sulfide mixed with other combustibles and with oxidizing material (as potassium chlorate, saltpeter, or red lead)

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“Friction match.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/friction%20match. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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