matchwood

[ mach-woo d ]
/ ˈmætʃˌwʊd /

noun

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Origin of matchwood

First recorded in 1590–1600; match1 + wood1
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British Dictionary definitions for matchwood

matchwood
/ (ˈmætʃˌwʊd) /

noun

wood suitable for making matches
splinters or fragmentsthe bomb blew the house to matchwood
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