A small cardboard folder containing safety matches and having a striking surface along the bottom.(noun)
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Use "matchbook" in a sentence
"The cigarette in the matchbook is a time bomb technique I remember seeing in the Billy Wilder movie 'Stalag 17'!"
"The service was attentive and friendly without being cloying, the branded toothpicks in their 'matchbook' holders a funky touch, and the bill a pretty reasonable £95 including service - which, surprisingly for London, wasn't included as standard!"
"Codey, D-Essex, privately told Gannett New Jersey that the New Jersey Education Association, the state's largest teachers 'union, had approached him beforehand to argue the use of the so-called "matchbook" degrees should be negotiated in contract talks."