emery board


Definition of emery board

: a cardboard nail file covered with emery

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The next day, buff away the powder and any remaining stain with an emery board or try a product like Kiwi Suede Cleaner. Sarah Bogdan, Good Housekeeping, "The Easiest Way to Clean and Protect Suede Shoes," 16 May 2019 If the suede is matted, lightly steam the area for a few seconds, then raise the nap with the emery board or brush. Sarah Bogdan, Good Housekeeping, "The Easiest Way to Clean and Protect Suede Shoes," 16 May 2019 Each nail required several minutes of vigorous sawing, and the emery boards would lose their abrasiveness after a few uses. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "The $10 Gizmo That’s Better Than a Trip to the Nail Salon," 23 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of emery board

1725, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of emery board

: a piece of cardboard that is covered with a rough material and that is used for smoothing and shaping fingernails

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