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Definition for: COMB

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