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Definition of Comb


  1. An instrument with teeth, for straightening, cleansing, and adjusting the hair, or for keeping it in place.
  2. An instrument for currying hairy animals, or cleansing and smoothing their coats; a currycomb.
  3. A toothed instrument used for separating and cleansing wool, flax, hair, etc.
  4. The serrated vibratory doffing knife of a carding machine.
  5. A former, commonly cone-shaped, used in hat manufacturing for hardening the soft fiber into a bat.
  6. A tool with teeth, used for chasing screws on work in a lathe; a chaser.
  7. The notched scale of a wire micrometer.
  8. The collector of an electrical machine, usually resembling a comb.
  9. 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.
  10. One of a pair of peculiar organs on the base of the abdomen of scorpions.
  11. The curling crest of a wave.
  12. The waxen framework forming the walls of the cells in which bees store their honey, eggs, etc.; honeycomb.
  13. The thumbpiece of the hammer of a gunlock, by which it may be cocked.
  14. 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.
  15. To roll over, as the top or crest of a wave; to break with a white foam, as waves.
  16. Alt. of Combe
  17. A dry measure. See Coomb.

Comb Quotations

The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb.
Jorge Luis Borges

The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs.
Hunter S. Thompson

Experience is like a comb that life gives you when you are bald.
Navjot Singh Sidhu

I like to walk around with bare feet and I don't like to comb my hair.
Beyonce Knowles

When I was a teenager I would lock myself in the bathroom for hours, bouffanting my hair like Patty Duke and trying to recreate Barbra Streisand's flawless eyeliner, only to comb it all out and wash it all off before stepping out into the world a butchish bisexual teen.
Beth Ditto
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Comb Translations

comb in Afrikaans is kam
comb in Dutch is uitkammen, kammen
comb in Finnish is kammata
comb in French is peigne, peignent, peigner, peignons, peignez
comb in German is Kamm
comb in Italian is pettinare, pettine
comb in Norwegian is kjemme
comb in Portuguese is pente
comb in Spanish is peine, peinar
comb in Swedish is kamma, kam
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