Definition of safety match noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


safety match

BrE BrE//ˈseɪfti mætʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪfti mætʃ//
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a type of match that will light only if it is rubbed against a specially prepared rough surface, often on the side of its box
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: safety match