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Meaning of Cape Cod lighter

Cape' Cod" light'er

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a device for lighting a fire, as in a fireplace, consisting of a lump of nonflammable material on a metal rod, that is soaked in kerosene or the like and lighted with a match.
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