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A small cardboard folder containing safety matches and having a striking surface along the bottom.
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a cardboard packet containing matches
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a small folder into which matches are stapled or glued.
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Noun1.matchbook - a small folder of paper safety matchesmatchbook - a small folder of paper safety matches
folder - covering that is folded over to protect the contents
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The US State Department had thousands of matchbooks produced, each bearing the image of Bin Laden and a message in Arabic script announcing an award for his capture.
in Jaffrey, they have been manufacturing matchbooks since 1938.
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All matchbooks, which I have seen from the years 1941 to 1945, were made from a poor grade of cardboard.
There are red faces at the White House where visitors are handed souvenir matchbooks embossed with the presidential crest.