A firelighter is a small, solid fuel tablet for fire making. Firelighters marketed as consumer products may be used to start a wood or coal fire in a fireplace, wood-burning stove, or solid-fuel portable stove.[1]

A variety of firelighters on sale in a German supermarket

As a hazardous material, firelighters are assigned a UN number: 2623 ("Firelighters; solid with flammable liquid").

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  1. ^ "firelighter". Cambridge Dictionary. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 14 June 2012. (a small block of) material which burns very easily and is used for helping to start wood or coal fires CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)