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Afro pick; Wooden Comb; Wooden Combs; Flea comb; Hair comb; Nit comb; Unbreakable plastic comb; Unbreakable comb; 🪮
  • [[Dante Gabriel Rossetti]] – Woman Combing Her Hair (1865)
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  • Afro picks
  • A [[liturgical comb]], possibly made in Italy, 15th century
  • Local artisan cutting and filing animal horn to make combs in [[Alappuzha]], [[Kerala]]
  • Modern artisan metal combs crafted from brass, stainless steel, titanium and sterling silver.

·noun The curling crest of a wave.
II. Comb ·noun The notched scale of a wire micrometer.
III. Comb ·noun A dry measure. ·see Coomb.
IV. Comb ·noun ·Alt. of Combe.
V. Comb ·noun The serrated vibratory doffing knife of a carding machine.
VI. Comb ·noun The collector of an electrical machine, usually resembling a comb.
VII. Comb ·noun The thumbpiece of the hammer of a gunlock, by which it may be cocked.
VIII. Comb ·noun A tool with teeth, used for chasing screws on work in a lathe; a chaser.
IX. Comb ·noun One of a pair of peculiar organs on the base of the abdomen of scorpions.
X. Comb ·noun A toothed instrument used for separating and cleansing wool, flax, hair, ·etc.
XI. Comb ·noun To roll over, as the top or crest of a wave; to break with a white foam, as waves.
XII. Comb ·noun An instrument for currying hairy animals, or cleansing and smoothing their coats; a currycomb.
XIII. Comb ·noun A former, commonly cone-shaped, used in hat manufacturing for hardening the soft fiber into a bat.
XIV. Comb ·noun The waxen framework forming the walls of the cells in which bees store their honey, eggs, ·etc.; honeycomb.
XV. Comb ·noun An instrument with teeth, for straightening, cleansing, and adjusting the hair, or for keeping it in place.
XVI. Comb ·noun The naked fleshy crest or caruncle on the upper part of the bill or hood of a cock or other bird. It is usually red.
XVII. Comb ·vt To disentangle, cleanse, or adjust, with a comb; to lay smooth and straight with, or as with, a comb; as, to comb hair or wool. ·see under Combing.
A bar from which a number of teeth project, like the teeth of a comb. It is used as a collector of electricity from the plate of a frictional or influence electric machine; it is also used in a lightning arrester to define a path of very high resistance but of low self-induction, for the lightning to follow to earth.
I. n.
Toilet-comb, dressing-comb.
Card (for wool, hair, flax, etc.).
Caruncle, head-tuft (of a cock or bird).
Top, crest (of a wave).
II. v. a.
Dress (with a comb), disentangle.
III. v. n.
Curl, roll over, break in foam.



A comb is a tool consisting of a shaft that holds a row of teeth for pulling through the hair to clean, untangle, or style it. Combs have been used since prehistoric times, having been discovered in very refined forms from settlements dating back to 5,000 years ago in Persia.

Weaving combs made of whalebone dating to the middle and late Iron Age have been found on archaeological digs in Orkney and Somerset.

Pronunciation examples for Comb
1. Comb.
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2. What kind of comb?
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3. We have Combo Chimbita.
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4. It's the best combo.
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5. Or a combo?
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Examples of use of Comb
1. Comb your hair; you never know, the gallery says.
2. Police continued to comb the area until nightfall.
3. Her mother squats on the floor watching Limbad hastily comb her curly hair.
4. Jim DeMint (S.C.), a freshman Republican, to comb through Greenspan‘s riddles.
5. Everyday they comb Baghdad neighbourhoods for trash, hoping to find valuables to sell or leftover food.