Matchstick meaning

măch'stĭk'
A short, slender piece of wood from which a match is made.
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Something similar to a matchstick, as in slenderness.

A jicama cut into matchsticks.

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The slender piece of wood, cardboard, etc. constituting a match.
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Something thin like this.
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A small, slender piece of wood or cardboard serving as a component of a match.

The end of the matchstick is dipped in a sulfurous compound to turn it into a complete match.

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Any similarly small and thin pieces; frequently used in the plural.

The explosion blew the powder shed to matchsticks.

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Origin of matchstick