book-matched; book-matching; book-matches

transitive verb

: to match the grains of (a pair of sheets of veneer or plywood) so that one sheet seems to be the mirror image of the other

Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of book-match was in 1942

Dictionary Entries Near book-match

Cite this Entry

“Book-match.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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