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matchstick

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noun match·stick \ˈmach-ˌstik\

Simple Definition of matchstick

  • : the wood or paper part of a match

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of matchstick

  1. 1 :  a slender piece especially of wood from which a match is made

  2. 2 :  something resembling a matchstick especially in slenderness <cut a carrot into matchsticks>

Examples of matchstick in a sentence

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



1791

First Known Use of matchstick

1791


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