matchstick


match·stick

noun \ˈmach-ˌstik\

: the wood or paper part of a match

Full Definition of MATCHSTICK

1
:  a slender piece especially of wood from which a match is made
2
:  something resembling a matchstick especially in slenderness <cut a carrot into matchsticks>

Examples of MATCHSTICK

  1. Cut the peppers into pieces the size of matchsticks.

First Known Use of MATCHSTICK

1791

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