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touchpaper

noun [C] uk   /ˈtʌtʃˌpeɪ.pər/  us   /-pɚ/
a small piece of paper on one end of a firework, which you light in order to start the firework burning: The instructions on the fireworks said "Light the blue touchpaper, and stand well clear."
Translations of “touchpaper”
in Chinese (Traditional) (煙花爆竹的)導火紙,火硝紙…
in Chinese (Simplified) (烟花爆竹的)导火纸,火硝纸…
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