Definition of “safety match” - English Dictionary

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“safety match” in British English

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safety matchnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈseɪf.ti ˌmætʃ/ us /ˈseɪf.ti ˌmætʃ/

a match that will only start burning if you rub it along a special surface on its box

(Definition of “safety match” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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