Comb

Definition of Comb

Pronunciation: kōm; 110
n.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.(Manuf. & Mech.) A toothed instrument used for separating and cleansing wool, flax, hair, etc.
4.(Zool.) 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.
5.The curling crest of a wave.
6.The waxen framework forming the walls of the cells in which bees store their honey, eggs, etc.; honeycomb.
When the bee doth leave her comb.
- Shak.
7.The thumbpiece of the hammer of a gunlock, by which it may be cocked.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Combed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Combing.]
Comb down his hair; look, look! it stands upright.
- Shak.
v. i.1.(Naut.) To roll over, as the top or crest of a wave; to break with a white foam, as waves.
n.1.That unwatered portion of a valley which forms its continuation beyond and above the most elevated spring that issues into it.
1.A dry measure. See Coomb.

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