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matchwood

[mach-woo d] /ˈmætʃˌwʊd/
noun
1.
wood suitable for matches.
2.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; match1 + wood1
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Examples for matchwood
  • Crushed wooden houses now resemble matchwood, scattered in every direction over swampy wasteland.
  • The first cutter, lying at the boom, was smashed to matchwood and the starboard gangway reduced to a pulp.
British Dictionary definitions for matchwood

matchwood

/ˈmætʃˌwʊd/
noun
1.
wood suitable for making matches
2.
splinters or fragments the bomb blew the house to matchwood
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