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matchbox

[mach-boks] /ˈmætʃˌbɒks/
noun
1.
a small box, usually of cardboard, for matches.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; match1 + box1
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British Dictionary definitions for match-box

matchbox

/ˈmætʃˌbɒks/
noun
1.
a small box for holding matches
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Word Origin and History for match-box

matchbox

n.

also match-box, 1786, from match (n.1) + box (n.).

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