Definition of matchwood in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmatʃwʊd/


[mass noun]
1Very small pieces or splinters of wood: the bomb reduced the flimsy huts to matchwood
More example sentences
  • The full force of the waves hit us, rocking our little boat like a piece of matchwood.
  • He did, however, blow his bottom off and reduce the kitchen to splintered matchwood.
  • They had built a breakwater so ineffectual that any boat taking overnight shelter behind it was likely to be smashed to matchwood on the rocks.
1.1Light poor-quality wood: [as modifier]: matchwood furniture

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