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dictionary flame n.
[Usenet] An attempt to sidetrack a
debate away from issues by insisting on meanings for key terms that
presuppose a desired conclusion or smuggle in an implicit premise.
A common tactic of people who prefer argument over definitions to
disputes about reality. Compare spelling flame.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.