- a person or thing that combs.
- a long, curling wave.
Origin of comber
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Examples from the Web for comber
"The fact that you telegraph to Jack implies that there is something to telegraph about," said Comber.Mammon and Co.
E. F. Benson
No telling when a comber may come aboard, and it will carry you off like a chip.Tom Fairfield at Sea
Comber was a clergyman, and a relative of the Duke of Leeds.Tobias Smollett
There was immediate silence—every one turned first to Comber, and then back to Peter.Fortitude
They turned their eyes from the shore to the comber and waited.The Open Boat and Other Stories
- a person, tool, or machine that combs wool, flax, etc
- a long curling wave; roller
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Word Origin and History for comber
c.1200, "one who cards wool," agent noun from comb (v.).
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