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noun 
  1. A toothed implement for grooming the hair.
  2. A machine used in separating choice cotton fibers from worsted cloth fibers.
  3. A fleshy growth on the top of the head of some birds and reptiles: crest.
  4. An old English measure of corn equal to the half quarter.
Quotations
  • 1882, But the comb or half quarter is very general in the Eastern counties, particularly in Norfolk. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, page 207.
    1. The top part of a gun"s stock.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: kam(nl)m
  • French: peigne(fr)m
  • German: Kamm(de)m
  • Italian: cresta(it)f
  • Spanish: cresta(es)f
verb 
  1. To groom the hair with a toothed implement.
  2. To separate choice cotton fibers from worsted cloth fibers.
  3. To search thoroughly as if raking over an area with a comb.
Translations: 
  • German: durchkí¤mmen(de)
abbreviation 
  1. combination
Etymology: Old English camb


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