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
Aspen isn't very flammable, making for a slow-burning, non-fingertip-singeing matchstick.
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First Known Use of matchstick
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Definition of matchstick for English Language Learners
: the wood or paper part of a match
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