matchwood

[mach-woo d]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. matchmaker,
  2. matchmaking,
  3. matchmark,
  4. matchstick,
  5. matchup,
  6. matchy-matchy,
  7. mate,
  8. mate's rates,
  9. matelassé,
  10. matelot

Origin of matchwood

First recorded in 1590–1600; match1 + wood1

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British Dictionary definitions for matchwood

matchwood

noun

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