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[mach-boo k]
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  1. a small cardboard folder into which several rows of paper matches are stapled or glued.
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Origin of matchbook

First recorded in 1810–15; match1 + book
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Related Words for matchbook

Lucifer, matchbook

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Historical Examples of matchbook

  • I started fumbling around in the center drawer of my desk for a matchbook.

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Word Origin and History for matchbook


also match-book, in reference to a folder holding fire-starting devices, 1913, from match (n.1) + book (n.).

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