matchbook

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

Definition of matchbook

: a small folder containing rows of paper matches

Examples of matchbook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kitchen had heard about Bricks as a kid, growing up in the suburbs — his mom had a matchbook from the place from the mid-‘90s. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Call it Bricks or In the Venue. Soon, the Salt Lake City nightclub and LGBTQ hangout will be history.," 28 Aug. 2020 Safety matches do have an appeal—not so much the paper-matchbook kind that will wilt in your pocket on a damp day, but the waterproof-windproof varieties sold in sporting-goods stores that burn with a tall, long-lasting flame. Keith Mccafferty, Field & Stream, "What Is the Best Match for Starting a Survival Fire?," 3 June 2020 Both my dipper and trimmer are from Sunday Forever, and the brand also has beautiful lighters and matchbooks to level up your entire candle-accessory game. Sunset Staff, Sunset Magazine, "Candles, Kimchi, and CBD: Sunset Editors’ Self-Care Rituals for Uncertain Times," 16 Mar. 2020 My historical research depends upon a very broad range of source material, from social media to maps to archives to government reports to books to even, one time, a matchbook. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "The 1946 sourdough bathtub controversy and changing times in Alaska," 24 Feb. 2020 Titled The Young Men’s Magazine, the matchbook-sized miniature was drafted with a specific audience in mind: namely, an army of toy soldiers owned by the author’s younger brother, Branson. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Miniature Manuscript Penned by Teenaged Charlotte Brontë Will Return to Author’s Childhood Home," 21 Nov. 2019 And golden bangles worn off belt loops were very tongue-in-cheek, including pill packs, a tape dispenser and an open matchbook. Washington Post, "Milan Fashion: J-Lo struts updated jungle dress at Versace," 21 Sep. 2019 And golden bangles worn off belt loops were very tongue-in-cheek, including pill packs, a tape dispenser and an open matchbook. Colleen Barry, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Milan Fashion: J-Lo struts updated jungle dress at Versace," 20 Sep. 2019 The Chinese government mounted an inescapable propaganda campaign—using billboards and posters, schoolchildren’s textbooks, even matchbooks and playing cards—to insist that the policy was the only option for the nation’s survival. Han Zhang, The New Yorker, "In “One Child Nation,” Nanfu Wang Confronts China’s History, and Her Own," 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of matchbook

1937, in the meaning defined above

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1 Sep 2020

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“Matchbook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/matchbook. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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matchbook

noun
How to pronounce matchbook (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of matchbook

: a small folder that contains rows of matches

matchbook

noun
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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