currycomb

noun
cur·​ry·​comb | \ ˈkər-ē-ˌkōm How to pronounce currycomb (audio) , ˈkə-rē- \

Definition of currycomb

: a comb made of rows of metallic teeth or serrated ridges and used especially to curry horses

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currycomb transitive verb

First Known Use of currycomb

1573, in the meaning defined above

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“Currycomb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/currycomb. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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