- a short, slender piece of flammable wood used in making matches.
- something that suggests a matchstick, as in thinness or fragility.
Origin of matchstick
Examples from the Web for matchstick
Contemporary Examples of matchstick
Two small openings roughly equal to the diameter of a matchstick are left for urination and menstruation respectively.Why Are American Doctors Mutilating Girls?
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
May 20, 2010
Historical Examples of matchstick
Save for the other matchstick mast and the spider-web ratlines, the horizon is unbroken.Jungle Peace
One pier of a concrete bridge, erected two years before,256 which spans Silver and Porter Streets, cracked off like a matchstick.
Turning sidewise, the boat lifted like a matchstick on the crest of a giant wave and spun dizzily down into the trough.The Spell of the White Sturgeon
James Arthur Kjelgaard
- the wooden part of a match
- made with or as if with matchsticksa matchstick model
- (esp of figures drawn with single strokes) thin and straightmatchstick men