fine–tooth comb

play
noun \ˈfīn-ˌtüth-\

Definition of fine–tooth comb

  1. 1 :  a comb with close-set teeth used especially for clearing parasites or foreign matter from the hair

  2. 2 :  an attitude or system of thorough searching or scrutinizing <went over the report with a fine-tooth comb>

1836

First Known Use of fine–tooth comb

1836


FINE–TOOTH COMB Defined for English Language Learners

fine–tooth comb

play
noun \ˈfīn-ˌtüth-\

Definition of fine–tooth comb for English Language Learners

  • : a comb with many small teeth


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fine–tooth comb? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or resembling a fox

Get Word of the Day daily email!