match·​book | \ ˈmach-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce matchbook (audio) \

Definition of matchbook

: a small folder containing rows of paper matches

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Worth grabbing another handful of matchbooks for, obviously. Zofia Smardz, Washington Post, "Souvenir matchbooks once were a hot item. Can they still rekindle travel memories?," 26 July 2019 The years go by, a history of different moods and different kinds of music, leaving me with one of the leading collections of empty matchbook covers from Manhattan gay bars and gay clubs of the 1970s. Michelle Tea, Harper's magazine, "Stonewall at Fifty," 22 June 2019 The awareness was reflected in pins, patches, buttons, T-shirts, hats, mugs and matchbooks. Hal Boedeker,, "Apollo 11 moon landing influenced toys, jewelry and later movies," 22 June 2019 That tissue is then taken to Vericel’s cell-processing lab in Cambridge, where the cells are cultured in flasks and then placed on a matchbook-size collagen membrane at a density of at least half-a-million cells per square centimeter. Jonathan Saltzman,, "Fast-growing Vericel finds success on two fronts: knee surgery and burn care," 11 June 2019 Mary stowed away the cake topper, Alan’s stephanotis boutonniere, small mesh bags of rice and mints, a napkin, a flower applique from the curtains and a matchbook and soap from their honeymoon hotel, Chicago’s Drake. Hillary Davis,, "After 50 years, Newport couple’s love is frozen in time — and so is their wedding cake," 27 June 2018 Just in case Serena changes her mind, Mark leaves a matchbook emblazoned with an image of tiki, a reminder of where her very American life could lie., "The Handmaid's Tale," 14 June 2018 Back home, Serena takes out the politician’s matchbook and throws it into the fire. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Episode 9: Luke and Nick Just Met and I Cannot Deal," 13 June 2018 Spots show up elsewhere, too: on sure-to-be-collectible coasters, matchbooks, swizzle sticks, and even the felts of the gaming tables nearby and on casino chips. Adam Robb, Condé Nast Traveler, "Las Vegas Just Got a Bar Designed by Damien Hirst," 17 May 2018

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of matchbook

: a small folder that contains rows of matches


match·​book | \ ˈmach-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce matchbook (audio) \

Kids Definition of matchbook

: a small folder containing rows of paper matches

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