match·​up | \ ˈmach-ˌəp How to pronounce matchup (audio) \

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Examples of matchup in a Sentence

a boxing matchup that promises to be a sportswriter's dream
Recent Examples on the Web The Chicago game could pit Trey Lance against Justin Fields in a matchup of first-round rookie quarterback selections. Michael Lerseth, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Oct. 2021 The Washington Football Team hosts the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Oct. 10, in a matchup of teams with no shortage of concerns. Mark Heim |, al, 10 Oct. 2021 The two top dogs in the Catholic Conference, and Nos. 1 and 6 in the MSTCA poll for Division 1, respectively, the visitors will face their biggest dual meet test in a matchup of Eagles., 9 Oct. 2021 Hester did exactly that Friday during Wyoming's 40-9 win over Mariemont in a matchup of the Cincinnati Hills League's top two teams. Nate Fields, The Enquirer, 9 Oct. 2021 Lakeland drove 86 yards in the final five minutes of the game Friday to defeat Apopka 20-17 in a matchup of traditional state powers. John Peery,, 8 Oct. 2021 Palm Beach Central picked up a strong, 43-21 home victory over Jupiter last week to remain the No. 1 team in the Palm Beach County top 10, but it could be tested this week in a matchup of unbeaten teams against Park Vista. Gary Curreri,, 5 Oct. 2021 The Huskies have reason for hope but are still decided underdogs in a matchup of two of the worst teams in FBS. Dom Amore,, 1 Oct. 2021 Neuqua, which has won 14 consecutive regular-season games dating to the 2019 season, plays Friday at Metea Valley (3-2, 2-0) in a matchup of the last two unbeaten teams in the DuPage Valley Conference. Patrick Z. Mcgavin,, 30 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of matchup

1959, in the meaning defined above

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14 Oct 2021

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“Matchup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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