Grip

Grip (to hold a matchbox)

A type of slide covering three sides of a matchbox whilst exposing one of its strikers.

Gross packet

packet containing several packets of matchboxes.  The term is derived from a packet containing a total of 1 gross (1 gross = 12 dozen = 12 x 12 = 144) matchboxes.  The most common configurations are:  gross packet – twelve dozen packets (12 x 12 = 144); hundred packet- ten ten packets (10 x 10 = 100); half-gross packet – twelve half-dozen packets (12 x 6 = 72).

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