matchboard
noun Date: circa 1858 a board with a groove cut along one edge and a tongue along the other so as to fit snugly with the edges of similarly cut boards

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • matchboard — n. A board that has a groove cut into one edge and a tongue cut into the other so they fit tightly together (as in a floor); see {match boarding}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • matchboard — [mach′bôrd΄] n. any of a number of identical boards with a tongue formed along one edge and a groove cut along the other so that the tongue of one can be fitted into the groove of the next, as in making floors: also matched board …   English World dictionary

  • matchboard — /mach bawrd , bohrd /, n. a board having a tongue formed on one edge and a groove of the same dimensions cut into the other, used with similar boards to compose floors, dados, etc. [1840 50; MATCH2 + BOARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • matchboard — noun interlocking boards joined together by tongue and groove …   English new terms dictionary

  • matchboard — match•board [[t]ˈmætʃˌbɔrd, ˌboʊrd[/t]] n. bui a board having a tongue on one edge that fits a groove in the other • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • matchboard — /ˈmætʃbɔd/ (say machbawd) noun a board which has a tongue cut along one edge, and a groove in the opposite edge, used in making floors, etc., the tongue of one such board fitting into the groove of the next …   Australian English dictionary

  • matchboard — n. a board with a tongue cut along one edge and a groove along another, so as to fit with similar boards …   Useful english dictionary

  • Match — Match, n. [OE. macche, AS. gem[ae]cca; akin to gemaca, and to OS. gimako, OHG. gimah fitting, suitable, convenient, Icel. mark suitable, maki mate, Sw. make, Dan. mage; all from the root of E. make, v. See {Make} mate, and {Make}, v., and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Match boarding — Match Match, n. [OE. macche, AS. gem[ae]cca; akin to gemaca, and to OS. gimako, OHG. gimah fitting, suitable, convenient, Icel. mark suitable, maki mate, Sw. make, Dan. mage; all from the root of E. make, v. See {Make} mate, and {Make}, v., and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Match game — Match Match, n. [OE. macche, AS. gem[ae]cca; akin to gemaca, and to OS. gimako, OHG. gimah fitting, suitable, convenient, Icel. mark suitable, maki mate, Sw. make, Dan. mage; all from the root of E. make, v. See {Make} mate, and {Make}, v., and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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