hair·​brush | \ ˈher-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce hairbrush (audio) \

Definition of hairbrush

: a brush for the hair

Examples of hairbrush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With its thick wand and wraparound bristles, the 13-inch-long One-Step resembles an oversized hairbrush. Elizabeth Michaelson Monaghan, SELF, "I No Longer Have Bad Hair Days Thanks to This Culty 2-in-1 Hair Dryer," 2 Oct. 2020 From a splurge-worthy hairbrush that creates legit goddess waves to a cheap-but-chic face serum that will leave you glowing all year long, there's something for every desire, budget, and taste in our picks. The Editors, Marie Claire, "52 New Beauty Products That Will Change Your Life," 29 Sep. 2020 The paddle, which looks like a hairbrush with spikes, was used in the late 1800s to puncture mail so that postal workers could fumigate it to try to contain yellow fever outbreaks. Washington Post, "We now know that the Postal Service can change history. This museum has argued that for decades.," 10 Sep. 2020 Trying to match Ami Kim's high notes in this song will result in the most amazing singing-into-a-hairbrush faces. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "The 14 Best Songs for Kids by Diverse Artists (Chosen by Children's Musicians)," 21 Aug. 2020 Among the objects brought to the surface were kitchen wares, wine bottles, a wax seal with a fingerprint, and a hairbrush with hair strands that could contain clues about the fate of Arctic explorer John Franklin and his crew. Megan Gannon, Smithsonian Magazine, "Divers Recover More Than 350 Artifacts From the HMS ‘Erebus’ Shipwreck," 24 Feb. 2020 It will be longed for a little bit less if a classic boar-bristle Mason Pearson—the hairbrush to rule them all—or a glamorous blush pink silk turban by Slip were to make it into her personal arsenal. Antonina Jedrzejczak,, "This Mother’s Day, Get Mom What She’s Missing the Most," 7 May 2020 That's the part of SARS-CoV-2 that resembles a plastic bristle on a hairbrush, and which attaches to human cells. Robert Kuznia, CNN, "In quest for vaccine, US makes 'big bet' on company with unproven technology," 1 May 2020 Pack some travel-size toiletries like a toothbrush, toothpaste, a hairbrush, soap, hand sanitizer and lotion. New York Times, "How to prepare for your children," 15 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of hairbrush

1599, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hairbrush was in 1599

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15 Oct 2020

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“Hairbrush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hairbrush

: a brush for the hair

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