- a small brush with stiff bristles, used to clean the fingernails.
Origin of nailbrush
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Examples from the Web for nailbrush
His aphorism was, "Gentlemen, the secret of surgery is the nailbrush."A Labrador Doctor
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
His wiry, bony hands ignore a nailbrush and the luxury of lemon.A Daughter of Eve
Honore de Balzac
My bath-sponge, soap, and nailbrush vigorously applied for a few seconds showed me that there was no picture to clean!Grim Tales
To keep them clean, the nailbrush and soap and water should be used once or oftener daily, as circumstances demand.
- a small stiff-bristled brush for cleaning the fingernails
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