emery board


Definition of emery board

: a cardboard nail file covered with emery

Examples of emery board in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, just grab an emery board from the bathroom vanity. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, 24 Oct. 2020 Grab a strengthening base coat, a new emery board file, plus a few picks from the 2020 fall collection, which dropped last month. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, 24 Sep. 2020 Videos on the social media platform feature young influencers and amateurs showing off the dangerous tooth-smoothing technique, which involves grinding the enamel with an ordinary emery board or metal nail file. Karen Pallarito, Health.com, 18 Sep. 2020 To germinate the seed, use a nail clipper or emery board and break through the outer, M&M-like shell to allow water to seep in. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Jan. 2020 Pitchers have been doctoring baseballs forever, from rubbing on foreign substances to cuts and scuffs with emery boards, sandpaper, belt buckles… anything to make the ball do tricks on its way to the plate. cleveland, 25 Jan. 2020 Whatever the situation, try this customizable approach to remove minor stains: Start by buffing away the stain with a suede brush, emery board, toothbrush, or dry towel. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 14 Jan. 2020 And don't forget to regularly replace disposable tools like emery boards. Amina Lake Abdelrahman, Good Housekeeping, 24 Sep. 2015 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, 16 May 2019

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First Known Use of emery board

1725, in the meaning defined above

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“Emery board.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emery%20board. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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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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