Definition of fire starter in US English:

fire starter


North American
  • A piece of flammable material used to help start a fire.

    British term firelighter
    • ‘Only use approved fire starters - never gasoline or paint thinner, for example.’
    • ‘It has stashes of things that you might need - a fire blanket, a fire starter.’
    • ‘Newspaper was twisted into ‘spills' and used to light pipes or cigarettes or to make fire starters.’
    • ‘Made from environmentally friendly compounds such as sawdust, wood chips, newsprint, and paraffin, solid fire starters are safe, portable, and easy to ignite.’
    • ‘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.’


fire starter

/ˈfaɪ(ə)r ˈstɑrdər/