matchbox

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From match +‎ box.

NounEdit

matchbox (plural matchboxes)

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

TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

matchbox (plural matchboxes)

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