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kitchen match

noun

  1. a wooden friction match with a large head, used especially for igniting gas ovens or burners.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of kitchen match1

First recorded in 1950–55

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Example Sentences

Or someone who strikes a kitchen match, or in the spring, a man fertilizing his lawn.

She scratched a big kitchen match on the seat of her skirt after raising one shapely thigh to stretch the cloth.

He put the sack of tobacco and paper back into his pocket and took out a wooden kitchen match.

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