Translation of matchbox in Spanish:

matchbox

caja de fósforos, n.

Pronunciation /ˈmætʃˌbɑks//ˈmatʃbɒks/

noun

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    caja de fósforos feminine
    caja de cerillas feminine Spain
    caja de cerillos feminine Mexico Central America
    • Back in England, Sam learnt that the original matchbox had been retrieved, 20 years after its loss, by a farmhand who had found it while ploughing a field that very morning.
    • They often produce matchboxes or pill bottles with fluff, splinters and other debris that they insist are specimens that they have caught.
    • Naturally I thought that he'd have a little box like a snuff box or a matchbox and he'd blow them away as we'd usually seen it done.
    • I had not gone off my habit of collecting matchbooks and matchboxes from places I visited, but sadly, they were not available here.
    • Two computers, about the size of a matchbox, are attached to the side of their parachute to calculate the speed of the descent.
    • Aluminium tins, matchboxes and canteen tables were replaced with sophisticated musical instruments.
    • From afar the shanty towns resembled ramshackle collections of matchboxes.
    • It turns out that the young woman with the expressionless face of a professional on the catwalk loves cartoons and collecting matchboxes.
    • The collection includes a horse so small it was originally sold in a matchbox and an 8ft rocking horse large enough to seat three children at once.
    • The exhibition is a showcase of miniature artwork, with everything from converted matchboxes to sculptures made from bird bones.
    • A small port had been built and colossal barges looking like giant overflowing matchboxes were being towed the short distance down the coast to Korea.
    • Just one peek at cars the size of matchboxes was enough.
    • Anyway, I was mooching along Tottenham Court Road at lunchtime, and this store was selling little weeny teeny digital cameras, about the size of a matchbox.
    • He scrambled through 14 tonnes of waste to find the tiny jewellery case - no bigger than a large matchbox.
    • Why is it that these places seem more concerned about how they display their designer matchboxes than the gumption level of their staff?
    • Shot glasses and matchboxes (usually with bar names and addresses which are useful for retracing the previous night's steps) are a favourite.
    • The most obvious was the imbalance in the midfield, with two strong-running centres whose joint creative talent could be kept in a matchbox, along with the matches.
    • Adequate stocks of essential commodities such as rice, maida, wheat, kerosene and matchboxes were kept ready for distribution to people in case of any emergency.
    • We therefore amassed about 20 matchboxes and stuffed them with caterpillars, hiding them in nooks and crannies of our homes.
    • Meanwhile, the devotees, who assembled well in advance at the appointed places, lit smaller oil lamps using candles and matchboxes.