safety match

noun

Definition of safety match

: a match capable of being struck and ignited only on a specially prepared friction surface

First Known Use of safety match

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Safety match.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/safety%20match. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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