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A box in which to keep matches.


a small box for holding matches



a small box for matches.
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Noun1.matchbox - a box for holding matchesmatchbox - a box for holding matches    
box - a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
عُلْبة الكبريت، عُلْبَة عيدان الثَّقاب
krabička zápalek
škatuľka zápaliek
škatlica za vžigalice
kibrit kutusu


[ˈmætʃbɒks] Ncaja f de fósforos or cerillas


[ˈmætʃbɒks] nboîte f d'allumettes


[ˈmætʃˌbɒks] nscatola di fiammiferi


(mӕtʃ) noun
a short piece of wood or other material tipped with a substance that catches fire when rubbed against a rough or specially-prepared surface. He struck a match.
ˈmatchbox noun
a box for holding matches.
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An assorted collection of matchboxes will soon be on display in the Capital.
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Keira and Neive Smith, aged eight and six, from Bell Green, Coventry, were among the children making small trains out of matchboxes this week - just one of a range of transport inspired fun activities on offer at the museum in addition to all the rest of its attractions.
Ramallah: Israeli occupation forces have gone about leaving matchboxes at the entrances of mosques and homes in the West Bank city of Nablus in an effort to intimidate residents.