comb back

  1. a Windsor chair back in which the vertical spindles are surmounted by a broad, carved crest rail resembling a comb.

Origin of comb back

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby comb back Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use comb back in a sentence

  • She even parted it on one side; drew back a little, looked to see whether it was right and put the comb back in her pocket.

    The Possessed | Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • And boldly, with no thought of what I did, I raised my hand to her head and put the comb back in place.

    The Joy of Captain Ribot | Armando Palacio Valds
  • Proceed thus,—sweeping the bees off every comb back into the hive with the feather, till you come to the centre comb.

    The Book of Sports: | William Martin
  • These types originated the names comb back and fan back, by which Windsor chairs of these types are known.