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For other uses, see Matchbox (disambiguation).
A German safety match matchbox

A matchbox is a box made of cardboard or thin wood designed to hold matches. It usually has a coarse striking surface on one edge for lighting the matches contained inside.

See also[edit]

  • Match, an implement for starting a fire under controlled conditions
  • Go-to-bed matchbox, another (more elaborate) form of matchbox
  • Matchbook, another form of packaging for matches
  • Phillumeny, the hobby of collecting matchboxes, and other match related items