WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
tin•der /ˈtɪndɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. any dry substance or material that easily catches fire.
tin•der•y, adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
tin•der  (tindər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a highly flammable material or preparation formerly used for catching the spark from a flint and steel struck together for fire or light.
  2. any dry substance that readily takes fire from a spark.
  • bef. 900; Middle English; Old English tynder; akin to German Zunder, Old Norse tundr, Old English -tendan (as in ātendan to set on fire), Gothic tundnan to catch fire, German -zünden in entzünden to kindle

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

tinder /ˈtɪndə/ n
  1. dry wood or other easily combustible material used for lighting a fire
  2. anything inflammatory or dangerous
Etymology: Old English tynder; related to Old Norse tundr, Old High German zuntara

ˈtindery adj

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