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eyebrow

[ahy-brou] /ˈaɪˌbraʊ/
noun
1.
the arch or ridge forming the upper part of the orbit of the eye.
2.
the fringe of hair growing on this arch or ridge.
3.
a dormer having a roof that is an upwardly curved continuation of the main roof plane.
4.
Printing, Journalism. kicker (def 9).
5.
Nautical. a curved molding protecting a port from falling or dripping water.
Origin of eyebrow
1575-1585
First recorded in 1575-85; eye + brow
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  • Doctor taps Mr. Dibble on the eyebrow with his forefinger, and away they go.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • At the sight of the figures he raised his eyebrow and glanced up at Roden.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • The girl lifted it up to her face, and gently and repeatedly rubbed her eyebrow.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • Let her give the word, lift an eyebrow, and I take her across the world.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • To this informing statement the other man did not so much as lift an eyebrow.

    They of the High Trails

    Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for eyebrow

eyebrow

/ˈaɪˌbraʊ/
noun
1.
the transverse bony ridge over each eye
2.
the arch of hair that covers this ridge related adjective superciliary
3.
raise an eyebrow, See raise (sense 31)
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Word Origin and History for eyebrow
n.

also eye-brow, early 15c., from eye (n.) + brow (Old English eagbræw meant "eyelid").

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eyebrow in Medicine

eyebrow eye·brow (ī'brou')
n.

  1. The bony ridge that extends over the eye.

  2. The arch of short hairs that covers this ridge.

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Idioms and Phrases with eyebrow

eyebrow

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