comb·​er | \ ˈkō-mər How to pronounce comber (audio) \

Definition of comber

1 : one that combs
2 : a long curling wave of the sea

Examples of comber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The destructive combers continued to undermine dwellings near the water’s edge at West Newport Beach. Scott Harrison, Los Angeles Times, "From the Archives: 1930s beachfront homes in Newport Beach," 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, "Rockies have the youngest rotation in the majors. It was years in the making — and not random.," 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of comber

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Comber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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