[ ahy-brou ]
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  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.

  1. a dormer having a roof that is an upwardly curved continuation of the main roof plane.

  2. Printing, Journalism. kicker (def. 9).

  3. Nautical. a curved molding protecting a port from falling or dripping water.

Origin of eyebrow

First recorded in 1575–85; eye + brow

Words Nearby eyebrow

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How to use eyebrow in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for eyebrow


/ (ˈaɪˌbraʊ) /

  1. the transverse bony ridge over each eye

  2. the arch of hair that covers this ridge: Related adjective: superciliary

  1. raise an eyebrow See raise (def. 31)

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Other Idioms and Phrases with eyebrow


see cause raised eyebrows.

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