Definition of Matchwood

1. Noun. Wood in small pieces or splinters. "The vessel was beaten to matchwood on the rocks"

Exact synonyms: Splinters
Generic synonyms: Wood



2. Noun. Wood suitable for making matchsticks.
Generic synonyms: Wood

3. Noun. Fragments of wood. "It was smashed into matchwood"
Generic synonyms: Bit, Chip, Flake, Fleck, Scrap

Definition of Matchwood

1. Noun. wood, often in the form of splinters, suitable for making matches ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Matchwood

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Matchwood

matchmarked
matchmarking
matchmarks
matchplay
matchpoint
matchpoints
matchstick
matchsticks
matcht
matchup
matchups
matchweed
matchwinner
matchwinners
matchwinning
matchwood (current term)
matchwoods
matchy
matchy-matchy
mated
matehood
mateless
matelot
matelote
matelotes
matelots

Literary usage of Matchwood

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Forestry Quarterly by New York State College of Forestry (1905)
"The best matchwood is declared to be ... grain is insufficiently strong for matchwood. Those which, like the white pine group, do not develop a pronounced ..."

2. Adventure Guide to Michigan by Kevin Hillstrom (1998)
"Fees range from $5 to $8 per night in most locations, but there is no fee for camping at the Burned Dam, Robbins Pond, matchwood Tower, Paint River Forks, ..."

3. Local Acts of the Legislature of the State of Michigan Passed at the Regular by Michigan, Michigan Dept. of State (1913)
"holders of the township of matchwood, Ontonagon county, Michigan, to alter in its bounds the said township of matchwood, by detaching therefrom the ..."

4. Mines Register: Successor to the Mines Handbook and the Copper Handbook edited by Horace Jared Stevens, Walter Garfield Neale, Lenox Hawes Rand, Edward Barney Sturgis, Joseph Zimmerman (1907)
"Office: 421 Rialto Bldg., St. Louis, Mo. Mine office: matchwood. ... west of the Victoria mine, and 8 miles north of matchwood, the nearest railroad point. ..."

5. Railroad Melons, Rates and Wages: A Handbook of Railroad Information by Charles Edward Russell (1922)
"In some instances it appeared that old wooden cars, about like matchwood, were still in use ... It took the chances on the matchwood and paid the dividends. ..."

6. Pamphlets: United States Navy] (1879)
"These would be converted in five minutes by machine and quick firing guns into matchwood. Probably this matchwood would be set on fire. ..."

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