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Meaning of matchstick

match•stick

Pronunciation: (mach'stik"), [key]
— n.
  1. a short, slender piece of flammable wood used in making matches.
  2. something that suggests a matchstick, as in thinness or fragility.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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