a kind of match tipped with a compound that ignites by friction.
a match that ignites as a result of the heat produced by friction when it is struck on a rough surface See also safety match
noun, Engineering, Building Trades. 1. a pile depending on the friction of surrounding earth for support.
- Friction rub
noun 1. (med) the sound, heard through a stethoscope, made by the rubbing together of the two inflamed layers of pericardium in patients with pericarditis or of pleura in patients with pleurisy
noun 1. a high-speed circular saw, usually toothless, that is used for cutting metals by using frictional heat to melt the material adjacent to it.
- Friction sound
friction sound n. The sound heard on auscultation caused by the rubbing together of two opposing serous surfaces that are roughened by an inflammatory exudate. Also called friction rub.