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matchbox, noun

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EnglishShow more Transferred use of general English slang matchbox a small house.
In full matchbox house: a small house, one of many built to the same plan as part of a mass housing scheme in a township. Also attributive.
1964 M. Benson Afr. Patriots 288During the night helicopters flew low over townships flashing searchlights down on the matchbox houses and rough roads.
1992 S. Memela in Pace Sept. 176The common ordinary folk..are imprisoned in the squatter camps and matchbox houses.
a small house, one of many built to the same plan as part of a mass housing scheme in a township. Also attributive.

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