scrub brush

noun

Definition of scrub brush

: a brush with hard bristles for heavy cleaning

called also scrubbing brush

Examples of scrub brush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another option is to add some dishwashing soap to a bucket of warm water and use a scrub brush to clean the mats. Hearst Autos Research, Car and Driver, 24 June 2022 The cleaning device comes with two steam mop pads, a copper brush, nylon brush, scrub brush, pressure spray nozzle, and a flexible tube, which can be used to target a range of items. Amy Schulman, PEOPLE.com, 12 May 2022 Left behind are swaths of barren land that are more susceptible to being overrun with invasive scrub brush, which, apart from suffocating saplings, presents renewed wildfire danger. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Feb. 2022 This is better than any regular mop, scrub brush, Swiffer, etc. Amy Schulman, PEOPLE.com, 1 Feb. 2022 The only way to treat the Golden Globes is with bleach and a scrub brush, and getting excited about Oscar night is like looking forward to elective surgery. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 4 Feb. 2022 The project sites are about an hour’s drive into the surrounding desert, with each massive block of rolling sand and scrub brush approximately 675 square miles in size. Alexandra Wexler, WSJ, 18 Dec. 2021 Does attaching a scrub brush to a drill and going to town on almost every surface of a house sound like something a person of sound mind would do? Bon Appétit, 19 Jan. 2022 Gizmos like a mushroom scrub brush, a corncob-kernel remover, an egg separator or a crème-brulée torch waste money and space. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, 3 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of scrub brush

1897, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

15 Jul 2022

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“Scrub brush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrub%20brush. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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