a small cardboard folder into which several rows of paper matches are stapled or glued.

1810–15; match1 + book Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
He was a media star, posing for cheesecake publicity shoots, popping up on
  girlie calendars and matchbook covers.
It's the first time the slot machine, which is adorned with motel key and
  lipstick-kissed matchbook symbols, has appeared at sea.
Here art begins as the kind of picture you'd find on a matchbook cover.
He then pulled a matchbook from his pocket and asked her to write her phone
  number on the back.
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