matchbox

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From match +‎ box.

Noun[edit]

matchbox ‎(plural matchboxes)

  1. A small cardboard box in which matches are kept.

Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the die-cast toy car brand Matchbox owned by Mattel, so-called due to the size of the toys to fix in matchboxes.

Noun[edit]

matchbox ‎(plural matchboxes)

  1. Any small die-cast toy car, usually collectible.