HyperDic: tinderbox

English > 2 senses of the word tinderbox:
NOUNstatetinderboxa dangerous state of affairs
artifacttinderboxa box for holding tinder
tinderbox > pronunciation
Soundstih'nderbaa.ks
Rhymesboondocks ... xerox / Xerox: 36 rhymes with aaks...
English > tinderbox: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA dangerous state of affairs; a situation that is a potential source of violence.
Example"the Balkans are the tinderbox of Europe"
BroadersituationA complex or critical or unusual difficulty
English > tinderbox: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA box for holding tinder.
BroaderboxA (usually rectangular) container
Spanishtáparo, yescas, yesquero
Catalanpedrenyal

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