- noun break /splinter etc into matchwood to be broken into very small pieces of wood: Their boat hit the rocks and splintered into matchwood.
Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.
Look at other dictionaries:
matchwood — n. 1. wood in small pieces or splinters; as, the vessel was beaten to matchwood on the rocks. [WordNet sense 1 & 3] Syn: splinters. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Wood suitable for making matchsticks. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Matchwood — may refer to: Matchwood Township, Michigan Wood which has splintered small under impact Wood used to make matches This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an … Wikipedia
matchwood — [mach′wood΄] n. 1. wood for making matches 2. very small pieces; splinters … English World dictionary
matchwood — match|wood [ˈmætʃwud] n [U] very small pieces of wood ▪ Their boat was shattered into matchwood against the rocks and sank instantly … Dictionary of contemporary English
matchwood — UK [ˈmætʃwʊd] / US [ˈmætʃˌwʊd] noun [uncountable] British a) small pieces of cheap wood b) if something wooden is reduced to matchwood, it is damaged so badly that it breaks into small pieces … English dictionary
matchwood — n. 1 wood suitable for matches. 2 minute splinters. Phrases and idioms: make matchwood of smash utterly … Useful english dictionary
matchwood — noun Date: 1786 small pieces of wood ; splinters … New Collegiate Dictionary
matchwood — /mach wood /, n. 1. wood suitable for matches. 2. splinters. [1590 1600; MATCH1 + WOOD1] * * * … Universalium
matchwood — noun wood, often in the form of splinters, suitable for making matches … Wiktionary
matchwood — noun 1》 very small pieces or splinters of wood. 2》 light poor quality wood … English new terms dictionary