emery board


Definition of emery board

: a cardboard nail file covered with emery

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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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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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