Definition of port-fire in English:

port-fire

Syllabification: port-fire

noun

historical
A handheld fuse used for firing cannons, igniting explosives, etc.

Origin

mid 17th century: partial anglicization of French porte-feu, from porter 'carry' + feu 'fire'.

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