cigarette lighter
Lighter Light"er (l[imac]t"[~e]r), n. One who, or that which, lights; as, a lighter of lamps. [1913 Webster]

{cigarette lighter} A small portable device which produces a flame when a button is pushed, carried on the person to allow one to light cigarettes conveniently, and taking the place of a match. It may have a reservoir of liquid fuel conveyed by a wick, or may contain compressed butane as the fuel. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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