matchboard

[ mach-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈmætʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /

noun

a board having a tongue formed on one edge and a groove of the same dimensions cut into the other, used with similar boards to compose floors, dados, etc.

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Origin of matchboard

First recorded in 1840–50; match2 + board
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British Dictionary definitions for matchboard

matchboard
/ (ˈmætʃˌbɔːd) /

noun

a long thin board with a tongue along one edge and a corresponding groove along the other, used with similar boards to line walls, ceilings, etc
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