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matchbox

[ mach-boks ]
/ ˈmætʃˌbɒks /
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noun

a small box, usually of cardboard, for matches.

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Origin of matchbox

First recorded in 1780–90; match1 + box1
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matchbox
/ (ˈmætʃˌbɒks) /

noun

a small box for holding matches
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