comber

noun

comb·​er ˈkō-mər How to pronounce comber (audio)
1
: one that combs
2
: a long curling wave of the sea

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In the scope was one of the many tiny fish bones that were found that day, probably belonging to a small comber or a wrasse. Paul Greenberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Dec. 2022 The destructive combers continued to undermine dwellings near the water’s edge at West Newport Beach. Scott Harrison, Los Angeles Times, 4 Sep. 2019 Those two scouts, including Carlos Gomez, a longtime comber of Venezuela’s sandlots, were the first to give Marquez a tryout. Nick Groke, The Denver Post, 28 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of comber was in 1665

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Cite this Entry

“Comber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/comber. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

comber

noun
comb·​er ˈkō-mər How to pronounce comber (audio)
1
: one that combs fibers
2
: a long curling wave of the sea

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