nail·​brush | \ ˈnāl-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce nailbrush (audio) \

Definition of nailbrush

: 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, "Hints From Heloise: Lice advice," 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of nailbrush

1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Nailbrush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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