match·​board ˈmach- ˌbȯrd How to pronounce matchboard (audio)
: a board with a groove cut along one edge and a tongue along the other so as to fit snugly with the edges of similarly cut boards

Illustration of matchboard

Illustration of matchboard

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of matchboard was circa 1858

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Cite this Entry

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

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