Definition of fire starter in English:

fire starter

noun

  • North American term for firelighter
    • ‘It has stashes of things that you might need - a fire blanket, a fire starter.’
    • ‘Only use approved fire starters - never gasoline or paint thinner, for example.’
    • ‘Made from environmentally friendly compounds such as sawdust, wood chips, newsprint, and paraffin, solid fire starters are safe, portable, and easy to ignite.’
    • ‘Newspaper was twisted into ‘spills' and used to light pipes or cigarettes or to make fire starters.’
    • ‘It was pocked with wartlike clumps of sap, and he walked over and began pulling them off, balling them up, and nestling the natural fire starter in the kindling.’

Pronunciation

fire starter