Associations to the word «Comb»

Pictures for the word «Comb»

Wiktionary

COMB, noun. A toothed implement for grooming the hair or (formerly) for keeping it in place.
COMB, noun. A machine used in separating choice cotton fibers from worsted cloth fibers.
COMB, noun. A fleshy growth on the top of the head of some birds and reptiles; crest.
COMB, noun. A structure of hexagon cells made by bees for storing honey; honeycomb.
COMB, noun. An old English measure of corn equal to the half quarter.
COMB, noun. The top part of a gun’s stock.
COMB, noun. The toothed plate at the top and bottom of an escalator that prevents objects getting trapped between the moving stairs and fixed landings.
COMB, noun. (music) The main body of a harmonica containing the air chambers and to which the reed plates are attached.
COMB, noun. A former, commonly cone-shaped, used in hat manufacturing for hardening soft fibre.
COMB, noun. A toothed tool used for chasing screws on work in a lathe; a chaser.
COMB, noun. The notched scale of a wire micrometer.
COMB, noun. The collector of an electrical machine, usually resembling a comb.
COMB, noun. One of a pair of peculiar organs on the base of the abdomen in scorpions.
COMB, noun. The curling crest of a wave; a comber.
COMB, noun. A toothed plate used for creating wells in agar gels for electrophoresis.
COMB, noun. (weaving) A toothed wooden pick used to push the weft thread tightly against the previous pass of thread to create a tight weave.
COMB, verb. (transitive) (especially of hair or fur) To groom with a toothed implement; chiefly with a comb.
COMB, verb. (transitive) To separate choice cotton fibers from worsted cloth fibers.
COMB, verb. (transitive) To search thoroughly as if raking over an area with a comb.
COMB, verb. (nautical) (intransitive) To roll over, as the top or crest of a wave; to break with a white foam, as waves.
COMB, noun. (abbreviation) Combination.
COMB CERAMIC, adjective. Of or pertaining to a hunter-gatherer culture that existed in northeastern Europe from around 4200 BC to around 2000 BC.
COMB JELLIES, noun. Plural of comb jelly
COMB JELLY, noun. A jelly-like marine animal of the phylum Ctenophora; a ctenophore.
COMB OVER, verb. (transitive) to examine scrupulously
COMB THROUGH, verb. (transitive) to examine scrupulously

Dictionary definition

COMB, noun. A flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair.
COMB, noun. The fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds.
COMB, noun. Any of several tools for straightening fibers.
COMB, noun. Ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore.
COMB, noun. The act of drawing a comb through hair; "his hair needed a comb".
COMB, verb. Straighten with a comb; "comb your hair".
COMB, verb. Search thoroughly; "They combed the area for the missing child".
COMB, verb. Smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb; "comb your hair before dinner"; "comb the wool".

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