Pronunciation: (lō"kō-fō'kō), [key]
1. (sometimes l.c.) a member of the radical faction of the New York City Democrats, organized in 1835 to oppose the conservative members of the party.
2. (l.c.) a friction match or cigar developed in the 19th century, ignited by rubbing against any hard, dry surface.
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