matchbox

noun
match·​box | \ ˈmach-ˌbäks How to pronounce matchbox (audio) \

Definition of matchbox

: a box for matches

Examples of matchbox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The City of Blue Ash has facilitated multiple education efforts through social media outreach and offered a matchbox course, an open house, online resources, and a golf cart course. Segann March, Cincinnati.com, "Blue Ash Police Officers give out 'tickets' for roundabout education," 7 Jan. 2020 Work at the local matchbox factory has all but disappeared, and with it the once-vibrant local cafés. The Economist, "A septuagenarian mayor is tackling decline in his corner of rural France," 21 Nov. 2019 One caller was a grandmother who was surprised to find out that her young grandson used the turkey cavity to store his matchbox cars. Beth Thames | Bethmthames@gmail.com, al, "The Butterball Turkey Talk line is now open," 20 Nov. 2019 For Saul, both narratives are personal: His long-dead father was a communist, and Saul carries a matchbox of his ashes to bury in East German soil. David L. Ulin, The New Republic, "Deborah Levy’s Time Warp," 22 Oct. 2019 Living alongside Pepi Nana are Mr. Onion, an onion; Colly Wobble, a sort of clown; Sleepy Dibillo, a narcoleptic rabbit; Lambkin, a lamb on wheels; and Little Nana, a very tiny doll, who sleeps in a matchbox. Robert Lloyd, Twin Cities, "‘Moon and Me,’ from a mind behind ‘Teletubbies,’ has a dreamy charm," 10 June 2019 This multitool is the size of a matchbox, but includes a bewildering array of hex bits, screwdrivers, and the like, including the all-necessary bottle opener. Wired Staff, WIRED, "19 Great Weekend Deals on Camping Gear, Games, and Tech," 3 Aug. 2019 These include matchbox car racing, the CTCHIP Child Identifications Program booth, the Elk’s Drug Awareness Trailer, and the Rec on the Run mobile fun vehicle with games and activities at Center Memorial Park. Quoron Walker, courant.com, "Cruisin’ On Main Street Returns With New Attractions," 25 July 2019 Living alongside Pepi Nana are Mr. Onion, an onion; Colly Wobble, a sort of clown; Sleepy Dibillo, a narcoleptic rabbit; Lambkin, a lamb on wheels; and Little Nana, a very tiny doll, who sleeps in a matchbox. Robert Lloyd, Twin Cities, "‘Moon and Me,’ from a mind behind ‘Teletubbies,’ has a dreamy charm," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of matchbox

1853, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of matchbox was in 1853

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12 Jan 2020

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“Matchbox.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/matchbox. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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matchbox

noun
How to pronounce matchbox (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of matchbox

: a small box for matches

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