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English noun: primer

1. primer (communication) an introductory textbook

Broader (hypernym)school text, schoolbook, text, text edition, textbook

Narrower (hyponym)hornbook, speller

2. primer (artifact) any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant

Synonymsfuse, fusee, fuze, fuzee, priming

Broader (hypernym)igniter, ignitor, light, lighter

Narrower (hyponym)detonating fuse, safety fuse, time-fuse

3. primer (artifact) the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface

Synonymsflat coat, ground, primer coat, priming, priming coat, undercoat

Broader (hypernym)coat of paint

Narrower (hyponym)couch

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