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

Illustration of matchboard

Illustration of matchboard

First Known Use of matchboard

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about matchboard

Dictionary Entries near matchboard

mat board

match

matcha

matchboard

matchboarding

matchbook

matchbox

Statistics for matchboard

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for matchboard

The first known use of matchboard was circa 1858

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on matchboard

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with matchboard

Comments on matchboard

What made you want to look up matchboard? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

transposition of initial sounds of words

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Word Puzzles

  • alt 57589b2b4c6a3
  • Which answer pairs best with each of the following words? living, estate, club, music, road, mile
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!