matchbook

noun

match·​book ˈmach-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce matchbook (audio)
: a small folder containing rows of paper matches

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Entries have to fit on the inside of a matchbook cover, roughly 40 to 50 words. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Oct. 2022 The quirky contest, which is limited to stories that could fit on the inside cover of a matchbook (roughly 50 words), drew almost 400 entries, the most ever, according to Scott Ehrig-Burgess, public engagement manager at the Library Shop. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Dec. 2021 For example, when someone places an order to have an object framed – say a matchbook, coaster or movie ticket – the company needs at least three weeks' notice to plan. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 14 Dec. 2021 More than any other artist of that generation, Mr. Weiner settled on words — stenciled on walls and floors, inscribed on manhole covers, printed on posters, billboards, book pages, matchbook covers, life preservers and T-shirts — as his métier. New York Times, 4 Dec. 2021 On 3rd-and-3 at the 49ers’ 32, Lance threw a frozen-rope to Brandon Aiyuk at the sidelines, into a window the size of a matchbook. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Oct. 2021 One matchbook had a picture of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. La Risa R. Lynch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Sep. 2021 The San Diego Library Shop has unmasked the winner of its quirky annual writing contest, in which entries have to fit on the inside of a matchbook cover. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Dec. 2020 Entries in earlier years had to fit on the inside of a matchbook cover, limiting them to about 40 to 50 words. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of matchbook was in 1937

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“Matchbook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/matchbook. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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matchbook

noun

match·​book ˈmach-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce matchbook (audio)
: a small folder containing rows of paper matches
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