What does the word tinder mean?

Usage examples for tinder

  1. Beverley made no response in words; but he was preparing a bit of tinder on the end of a stick with which to fire the cannon. – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  2. The second Church enterprise was commenced in 1867, tinder the labors of Rev. – Thirty Years in the Itinerancy by Wesson Gage Miller