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Noun: comb  kowm
  1. A flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair
  2. The fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
    - cockscomb, coxcomb
  3. Any of several tools for straightening fibers
  4. Ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore
  5. The act of drawing a comb through hair
    "his hair needed a comb";
    - combing
Verb: comb  kowm
  1. Straighten with a comb
    "comb your hair"
  2. Search thoroughly
    "They combed the area for the missing child";
    - ransack
  3. Smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb
    "comb the wool"; "comb your hair before dinner";
    - comb out, disentangle

Derived forms: combing, combs, combed

Type of: crest, device, groom, hair care, haircare, hairdressing, neaten, plate, search, straighten, straighten out, tool

Part of: comb jelly, ctenophore, gallinacean, gallinaceous bird

Encyclopedia: Comb