matchstick

noun match·stick \ ˈmach-ˌstik \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of matchstick

1 : a slender piece especially of wood from which a match is made
2 : something resembling a matchstick especially in slenderness
  • cut a carrot into matchsticks

Examples of matchstick in a Sentence

  1. Cut the peppers into pieces the size of matchsticks.

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First Known Use of matchstick

1791


MATCHSTICK Defined for English Language Learners

matchstick

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Definition of matchstick for English Language Learners

  • : the wood or paper part of a match


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