What is another word for Portfire?

Pronunciation: [pˈɔːtfa͡ɪ͡ə] (IPA)

A portfire is a type of pyrotechnic device used to ignite fireworks or cannon. However, there are several synonyms that can be used in place of portfire such as fuse, igniter, flare, and matchstick. Fuses are a type of cord, made of cotton or another flammable material, used to ignite fireworks or explosives. Igniters are used to light the fuse or powder of an explosive device. Flares are used to create a bright light for signaling or illumination. Matchsticks are used to light a fire or other combustible material. While these synonyms have slightly different meanings, they can all be used interchangeably with portfire in certain contexts.

Usage examples for Portfire

Upon this, I hastened to the front, where I found the individual in question kneeling upon the ground, and endeavoring, as far as punch would permit him, to kindle a flame at the Portfire.
"Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)"
Charles Lever
Barker will tell you, she continued, warming her feet by the fire, that I am Miss Portfire, daughter of Major Portfire, commanding the post.
"Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories"
Bret Harte
The next moment, however, Miss Portfire had apparently forgotten him and was examining the Princess through her glass.
"Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories"
Bret Harte

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