slow match


Definition of slow match

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

Examples of slow match in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This was a slow match for the first half, as neither seemed to thrive in the environment. Aaron Oster,, 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of slow match

1651, in the meaning defined above

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“Slow match.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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