matchboard

noun
match·​board | \ ˈmach- ˌbȯrd How to pronounce matchboard (audio) \

Definition of matchboard

: 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

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First Known Use of matchboard

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of matchboard was circa 1858

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“Matchboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/matchboard. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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