[mach-bawrd, -bohrd]
a board having a tongue formed on one edge and a groove of the same dimensions cut into the other, used with similar boards to compose floors, dados, etc.

1840–50; match2 + board Unabridged
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matchboard (ˈmætʃˌbɔːd)
a long thin board with a tongue along one edge and a corresponding groove along the other, used with similar boards to line walls, ceilings, etc

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Example sentences
The back staircase turned, a tunnel of matchboard lit by a single frosted fixture.
The present laundry room off the kitchen has beaded matchboard walls and crude shelving.
The easternmost room has matchboard wainscoting added later in the century.
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