Tin"der (?), n. [OE. tinder, tunder, AS. tynder, tyndre; akin to tendan to kindle, D. tonder tinder, G. zunder, OHG. zuntara, zuntra, Icel. tundr, Sw. tunder, Dan. tonder. See Tind.]

Something very inflammable, used for kindling fire from a spark, as scorched linen.

German tinder. Same as Amadou. -- Tinder box, a box in which tinder is kept.


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