slow match

noun

Definition of slow match

: a match or fuse made so as to burn slowly and evenly and used for firing (as of blasting charges)

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Recent Examples on the Web This was a slow match for the first half, as neither seemed to thrive in the environment. Aaron Oster, baltimoresun.com, "Braun Strowman becomes 'Monster in the Bank'," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of slow match

circa 1802, in the meaning defined above

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“Slow match.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slow%20match. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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