emery board

noun

Definition of emery board

:a cardboard nail file covered with emery

First Known Use of emery board

1725


EMERY BOARD Defined for English Language Learners

emery board

noun

Definition of emery board for English Language Learners

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


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