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touchpapernoun [C]

uk   /ˈtʌtʃˌpeɪ.pər/  us   /-pɚ/
a ​smallpiece of ​paper, usually at one end of a firework, that you ​light in ​order to ​start the ​fireworkburning: The ​instructions on the ​fireworks said "Light the ​blue touchpaper, and ​standclear."
(Definition of touchpaper from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “touchpaper”
in Chinese (Simplified) (烟花爆竹的)导火纸,火硝纸…
in Chinese (Traditional) (煙花爆竹的)導火紙,火硝紙…
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