Definition of firestarter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfaɪəstɑːtə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfaɪərstɑːrtər//
    (North American English) Criminals
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  1. 1a device that allows you to start a fire, usually by hitting a piece of flint (= a hard grey stone) against a piece of steel
  2. 2(British English firelighter) a block of material that burns easily and is used to help start a coal or wood fire
  3. 3 a person who commits the crime of deliberately setting fire to something synonym arsonist See related entries: Criminals

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