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Noun: touchwood  'túch,wûd
Usage: archaic
  1. Material for starting a fire
    - kindling, tinder, spunk [N. Amer, informal], punk [N. Amer]
Interjection: touch wood
  1. Used to express the hope that something unwanted that has not happened yet will also not happen in future
    - absit omen

Derived forms: touchwoods

Type of: igniter, ignitor, lighter

Encyclopedia: Touchwood, Solihull

Touch wood