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Definition of "matchstick" [matchstick]

  • A short slender piece of wood from which a match is made. (noun)
  • Something similar to a matchstick, as in slenderness or strength. (noun)
  • Short, narrow, and slender: matchstick arms; matchstick slices of potato. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "matchstick" in a sentence
  • "Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest."
  • "ANTHONY on May 28, 2008 rockwell was great in matchstick men"
  • "Jordan am i the only one who really enjoyed alison lohman's performance in matchstick men?"