from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Wood in small pieces or splinters suitable especially for making matches.
- n. Splinters: The vessel was beaten to matchwood on the rocks.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. wood, often in the form of splinters, suitable for making matches
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. wood in small pieces or splinters.
- n. Wood suitable for making matchsticks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Wood in any form, whether in logs, scantlings, or boards, adapted to and designed for use in the manufacture of matches.
- n. Wood which has been sawn, or sawn and split, to the proper size for matches.
- n. As a figure of speech, wood which has been broken or splintered into very fine pieces.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fragments of wood
- n. wood suitable for making matchsticks
- n. wood in small pieces or splinters
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