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
Cut the peppers into pieces the size of matchsticks.
Recent Examples of matchstick from the Web
This makes urinating and menstruating almost impossible as a girl is forced to do so through a hole the size of a matchstick.
Especially formidable is the new class of pharmaceutical implants, matchstick-size devices that deliver drugs to patients over a period of weeks or months, are coming into their own.
Democratic and Republican leaders have warned for years that roads are crumbling, bridges would fall like matchsticks in an earthquake and that traffic bottlenecks drain commuters and freighters of valuable time and fuel.
The slivered matchsticks are so pretty, and their squared structure means more of the dressing clings to each piece.
Hundreds of trees were toppled like matchsticks all over Southern California, as the storm packed monster winds alongside monster amounts of moisture.
Under a lattice of mayonnaise, a salad of beef tongue in pliant strips and crunchy cucumber and matchstick potatoes was refreshing and lighter than the sum of its ingredients.
The rod is about the size of a small matchstick and delivers daily doses of buprenorphine — one of the most common medical treatments for opioid addicts — for six-month periods.
Aspen isn't very flammable, making for a slow-burning, non-fingertip-singeing matchstick.
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Definition of matchstick for English Language Learners
: the wood or paper part of a match
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