nailbrush

noun

nail·​brush ˈnāl-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce nailbrush (audio)
: a small firm-bristled brush for cleaning the hands and especially the fingernails

Examples of nailbrush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web De-fuzz the hook part by using a stiff toothbrush or nailbrush, or pick out the lint with a crochet hook. Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nailbrush was in 1801

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“Nailbrush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nailbrush. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

nailbrush

noun
nail·​brush ˈnāl-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce nailbrush (audio)
: a small brush for cleaning the hands and fingernails
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