Entry from British & World English dictionary
A piece of flammable material used to help start a fire.
- You knelt at the grate, laying sticks and firelighters and scrunched-up newspaper.
- The firelighter pushed through their front door set fire to a curtain behind the door and the house quickly filled with smoke.
- Three years ago, firelighters were stuck to the gym doors and then set on fire, resulting in their replacement with metal doors
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