emery board


: a cardboard nail file covered with emery

Examples of emery board in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The physical exuberance includes a scene in which two obsequious servants (Josh Lucas and Alex Mills) give the Wife a manicure and spa session — each touch of a makeup brush or emery board as ebullient as a dance step. Celia Wren, Washington Post, 12 Dec. 2023 For the man looking to advance his beauty routine, there’s also a pumice stone and emery boards. Addie Morton, Southern Living, 16 Oct. 2023 Some practitioners recommend paring back the wart with a pumice stone or emery board before application. Heather L. Brannon, Md, Verywell Health, 7 Sep. 2023 Coarse files, like traditional emery boards, cause tiny tears that leave the free edge of the nail (the very tip) rough and more apt to snag on things and break, nail technician Amy Ling Lin, founder and CEO of Sundays, tells SELF. Melanie Rud, SELF, 28 July 2023 Consider utilizing the sidewalk as a giant emery board. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Sep. 2021 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1725, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of emery board was in 1725

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“Emery board.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emery%20board. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

emery board

: a nail file made of cardboard covered with powdered emery
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