matchbook

[ mach-boo k ]
/ ˈmætʃˌbʊk /

noun

a small cardboard folder into which several rows of paper matches are stapled or glued.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. match-head,
  2. match-up,
  3. matcha,
  4. matchboard,
  5. matchboarding,
  6. matchbox,
  7. matchcoat,
  8. matched,
  9. matched order,
  10. matched sample

Origin of matchbook

First recorded in 1810–15; match1 + book

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Word Origin and History for matchbook

matchbook

n.

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

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